Doing Our Best

Doing our best
requires clarity,
acceptance,
and appreciation
of our own
limits.

Otherwise
we may confuse our best
with someone else’s:
someone
with different
limits.

Such confusion
can give rise to shame
and doubt,
preventing us
from doing our
best.

Distraction

Sometimes,
we discover in hindsight,
that we have wasted our energy
on a distraction.

When this happens,
it may be easy to blame ourselves
for not having had
foresight.

But without a clear direction,
what counts as distraction
and what does not
may only become obvious
in hindsight.

To decide with foresight
may we gain clarity of direction
first
to helps us discern
what counts as distraction
and what does not.

May we choose
to take responsibility
instead of blaming ourselves.

When a Plan Comes Together

Plans
rarely go
as planned.

In fact,
they often fall
apart.

Perhaps this
is why Hannibal often said
“I love it,
when a plan
comes
together.”

As if to denote
that a plan
has to fall apart
first
before it can come together
to create
a new plan
that actually goes
as planned.

p.s: Much gratitude goes out to Pinky Parsons for inspiring this post.

Lost

We are only
lost
in relation to
where we want
to go.

If we don’t know
where we want
to go,
we may instead be
faced with an opportunity
for exploration
and play.

Unless,
of course,
we think we know
where we want
to go,
because we conflate
where we want
to go
with where we think
we should want
to go.

In which case,
we may still feel
“lost.”

Vengefulness

Vengefulness
can be
a request.

One saying,
“I want you
to empathize.”

“I want you
to empathize
with what it was like
for me to go through
what I went through.”

“I want my experience
to be appreciated,
respected,
and deemed worthy
of attention.”

“I want my experience
to matter.”