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Viva la Vista – Blog No. 38

Viva la Vista


It is not always easy to find the right words for what you want to say.  Unless you make sure that when you spoke the first time there were no misunderstandings.  That, too, is not easy.  But then *yawn* ‘nothing worth having was ever easy to get’.  Like I said once upon a time:  Of course doors open in the ‘adjusted’ state.  They are just not doors that I would choose to go through.  :).  Have a nice day.

I am wondering these days about empowerment.  How best to empower.  I think we all want to be empowered.  We’d also all like our own home and nice food to eat.  That is our common ground.  As is that place across the line.  Those of us that crossed it are in a good place.  Why?  Because we were brave enough to draw it in the first place.  That is empowering.  All choices are empowering.  Even – I suspect – the shit ones, for a short space of time.  Like a psychopath chooses to end another’s life.  Therein lies their power, their pleasure.  But it is fleeting, that kind of power.  That warped sort of pleasure.  Real empowerment cannot be taken away – ever.  And the pleasure it brings is ever-lasting.

There was a race of dragons to the edge of the precipice.  The cliff came sooner than expected for many.  That is because the cold kept coming and cleaving it – leaving shards of rock falling into the abyss.  Its lifespan got shorter and shorter.  That happens to mountains that are not adaptable.  That is also because they have the predominant aspect of lemmings.  You remember what happened to the rats that followed the Pied Piper?  They started the plague.

A-tishoo A-tishoo – they all fall down.  Confiscate their winged horses.  They do not deserve to ride.  Nor do they know the little piggy who built the brick house.  They built their bullshit castle from cards.

There is a Boys’ and Girls’ Town down the road from me.  I think I should like to work there.  :).  Unless, of course, they abuse children.  Then I want to save all the children.  :).




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Transition – Blog No. 94

TransitionLogoSmllTransition is an interesting phase.  It is closure on one level, and the opening up of a brand new vista on another.  Transitions in life – and you will have a few – may cause you to lose the reference points with which you have become familiar.  You will need to establish new reference points and you will need to be pragmatic about the process of saying goodbye to the old ones.  Reference points only serve you for the duration of their lifespan, there is no need to be sentimental about starting afresh.

Transition is about changing.  Again – respect that change is life.  That is the one reality you cannot escape.  The more precious we are about holding on to our personal ‘history’, the more difficult it is to embrace change.  Be selective about what you are precious about.  Transitions do not come without warning, but they do happen without your permission.  They come at exactly the right time.  It is wise to accept their arrival.

Transition is about growing, too.  This can be a seamless process, you can expand your capacity without it being painful.  Often, it is painful.  You are pushing yourself to capacity, and beyond – which hurts.  There is always the beyond.  There is always something extra where you expect to be empty.  You just have to find the courage to go there.  You become what you are meant to be through transition.  Each transition, a success.  No matter how you respond to the transition that is sent to change you, change you will.  So that is success.

Death is one of life’s transitions.  Viva la vista.

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