It’s always funny after sleeping on it for one night how one’s problems begin to appear much smaller with the solutions to those problems becoming more apparent.
I spent the afternoon today digging out of yet another massive Maritime snow storm. I feel relieved after shovelling that 60 inch drift from the side walkway so that the house can be accessed easily again. Wind combined with snow do create mountains and valleys outside during a storm. The front walkway on the other hand had no snow on it at all, while the back deck had about 12 inches that needed to be removed. The car was clear while the driveway was half covered.
This is akin to how a brain can react to life conditions presented to it too.
In hindsight that last blog post reflected a mind mountain where today the valley is finally visible on the other side. I know what needs to be done and am moving forward as a non smoker.
I’ve also noticed that when publishing a negative post to this blog I tend to lose one, sometimes two email subscribers and that’s OK. It used to cause angst seeing that unsubscribe notice appear in the inbox. I’m only human and will go through ups and downs just as every other human being on the planet.
What people need to remember is that when someone is crying out or complaining or wishing there life was different to the circumstances they find themselves in, all you can do is either, offer positive support, share your own life experience with them, walk away or unsubscribe from it.
Life evolves and sometimes it can evolve downward spiralling quite rapidly as is the case with me during the last few months until it climaxes and you reveal the secret to those who matter most, you. I don’t regret publishing that last post (but do feel a little silly about it, now that I think of it) that I could allow myself to get so worked up to the point that I implode into vehement words.
In any case a person does experience much relief once they climb over that mountain or shovel through it and that is mostly how I feel about that last post. I let it go and put it out there and now will move forward into the present and stopped smoking today.