It’s incredible how much I learn from a few words.
I hear a sentence or a phrase every day that sets my mind back on the rails of thought.
The thought that carries me through a period of time, whether it would be for a moment or a lifetime.
In reality, it’s those circles that I view time.
I always end up seeing time as connected periods.
No beginning, no end, just life as it goes.
And so it goes.
Coming to terms with these circles helps me come to terms with myself.
Those circles of action deem true, too.
As was brought to my attention by the Dissect Podcast on Spotify, Tigger from Winnie the Pooh reflects on “not having a name”, where he realizes that it’s not what he changes on the outside that makes him Tigger, it’s the stripes he earns on the inside.
These circles of action I speak of make me Nelson.
Also, changes can be tried, but we always are who we are.
We are our circles.
This helps us come to terms with and be confident in ourselves.
Even so, it’s still just as hard to make decisions.
Coming to reality, we can plan and project as much as we want.
At the end of the day, we truly don’t know.
We make decisions with what we have now.
We cast out those perfect expectations because perfection isn’t what we should seek.
We just seek to do the best with what we have.
And this is always okay.
I also reflect this morning on painting a circle.
I am not much of a painter, but I can paint a circle.
This circle I create will never be perfect, no matter how long I hold the brush.
Eventually, we break it down to one brushstroke at a time.
Every stroke is in the present.
Doing our best with each step.
We face our demons of perfectionism.
We face our demons of feeling and worry.
We face our demons of simply acting without knowing.
But when we truly view these demons, it’s all okay.
A hand reaching out in peace.
Not to allow the demons to rule, but to acknowledge they teach us things.
They exist for us to learn and grow.
With this, we truly have nothing to lose.
Our desires depend upon gain, but in reality, if we don’t obtain them, we don’t lose, we simply continue to be.
And this is okay.
I am always assuring that I’m fine.
And this is true.
There’s truly no need to worry.
We always make sure everyone is cool, including ourselves.
It’s about making sure we all feel welcome in the room.
Just simply all doing our best with what we have.
So, I will peacefully observe these circles.
These circles within circles.
Continuing to learn and act, simply all connected with no beginning or end.
We are okay.
Don’t think twice, it’s all right.
“I believe a few words can change your day and your life.”