Wednesday, July 26, 2017
On Your Left (800th Yodaism)
Someone once said, ~When I run after what I think I want my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who grasp it.~ If you think about it, for those living the single life such as myself it can seem as if we're running in the metaphorical sense towards and trying to reach that quintessential finish line otherwise known as love/true love. A finish line that even though you patiently haven't been able to reach yet others have. For it can most definitely be a mentally and emotionally exhausting situation indeed in willing yourself to keep running, so to speak, knowing full well there are times where you just want to give up entirely. Without a doubt, there comes a point when you're living the single life it can seems as if you're metaphorically running towards and trying to reach the quintessential finish line otherwise known as love/true love. True, there's an innate feeling of strong, hopeful determination along with a positive attitude and not to mention outlook concerning matters of your own heart in the very beginning. Thinking about it further, one's initial game plan is to run a nice, steady pace at fist, in a manner of speaking, to the point where patience sets in as all your focus is put at what is in front of you instead of behind and/or either side of you. Essentially, once you achieve the sustainability of focus you'll potentially reach a runner's high of sorts in the form of a guy/girl who is considered to be your forever running buddy. As I said before, just like running there is a same feeling of exhaustion when it involves matters of the heart that deal more so mentally and emotionally than physically. True, when experiencing the painfully stinging and burning sensation of past heartbreak/relationship issues it can truly affect whether or not you want to keep running or stop and just give up entirely. Oftentimes, what or should I say who breaks one's sheer focus/concentration are the people you find passing you who have seemingly achieved their runner's high whereby causing you to become gradually unfocused mentally to where it in turn makes a deeply negative emotional impact. Unfortunately, it's a deeply negative impact that has you completely freaking out because your sheer focus is suddenly turned everywhere else instead of where it should have been all along, which is straight ahead the whole time. Let me ask you this question to those living the single life, how many of you are still continuing to run towards as it pertains to true happiness. Here's another question. How many of you are close to giving up or quite possibly given up entirely? It's a sad state of affairs when an individual makes the unfortunate decision to stop running altogether regarding the notion of ever falling in love. Granted, the reasons may be valid but the excuses of never running again is simply a mental and emotional obstacle to keep you from moving forward. You see, those mental and emotional obstacles are in a way ankle weights that slow you down every time excuses are made. What it primarily comes down to is not focusing on other people who are running around you and focusing on the run you're presently on whereby freeing yourself from the ankle weights of fear, doubt, frustration, anger, etc. Chris Evan's Marvel character Captain America said, ~Patience. Sometimes patience is the key to victory. Sometimes it leads to very little and it seems like it's not worth it. And you wonder why you waited so long for something so disappointing.~ In retrospect, don't let your past disappointments and impatience get the better of you as it will certainly hinder your run in hopes of falling in love someday. Hey, allow your own heart to focus on what's in front of you rather than what's behind you. Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll encounter your aforementioned running buddy. You see, what it does mean is run at your own time, speed, and pace all the while having some fun in the process. In the end, when you're patiently focused on your own run and at the same time having fun you'll find yourself finally hearing in a Captain America passing Sam Wilson/Falcon way the following three words: on your left.