* illustration by the fabulous Robert Mackenzie
Sometimes (all the time) I get angry with the universe for not working in my favor. Or for taking too long. Then I stop and get mad at myself for thinking the universe owes me something. Needless to say I find myself angry a lot of the time…
It’s been a crazy week. Things are finally shifting in the direction I’ve been waiting for. I’m caught between feelings of relief and feelings of shame for all of those moments these past few months I lost faith in myself. That being said, because I am extremely superstitious I won’t take that sigh of relief quite yet – and I will keep reminding myself that I am owed nothing. Instead I will make the very conscious decision to enjoy these moments of excitement for what they are and do my best not to dwell on worst case scenarios.
J and I share a love and admiration for the author Tom Robbins and today I will leave you with a quote of his that seems appropriate:
“Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.”
And since we’re here, I’ll also add my very favorite Tom Robbin’s quote which I think is always appropriate:
“You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.”