Positive thinking

This kind of negative posting is getting me down. I feel it’s time for a Mr.Dopemeyer’s Magic Pill. It may just be a placebo, but that makes it one of the strongest drugs out there, universally functioning and very unlikely to lead to overdose or anaphylaxis (if that is indeed how you spell it). When I’m feeling the strange lucidity that occassionally soothes my mind, I often find myself thinking how great it is to be alive. Really, we have very few limits but those we impose upon ourselves and have imposed upon us externally by persuasion. Unfortunately, those limits are often the most limiting, and can lead us to not grab the metaphorical bitch by the tail and swing it about our heads crying: “Dance bitch! Dance!” whilst hooting ecstatically. A shame, I posit. And so I would like you all to think in terms of what this life effectively is to many of us… one big game ending in death. I am not being negative, I am just saying that we all die, and that’s the most amazing thing for levelling the playing field. It’s honest, and fair… and nobody knows if it’s bad or good (even if they think they do).

Don’t dwell on the bad things that happen along the way. More often than not, you’ll forget about them pretty soon and realise that they never mattered anyway. People that are famous are worse off than those who aren’t. People who are amazingly rich, again, are also worse off. If you have some serious hurdles that, as hurdles tend to do, keep hitting you squarely in the shins and causing you to scream with an ungainly, twisted facial expression when you try to leap them, take a step back, give yourself room, and see if they need jumping in the first place, or whether it’s just a matter of perspective and a change in direction.

I am happy. I certainly have hurdles, but I think I know how high they are and have an idea that they are not infinitely wide, and that, at least, is knowing more than I used to. Perhaps one day I will jump, or even, just step around them. I hope you can learn more about your hurdles and realise that they are silly objects that the athletic amongst us strain to jump over, often for no reason at all.

The power of ten, my friends!

2 Responses

  1. Groover says:

    I think this is probably pretty much right. However, I think there is a danger of getting too zen about the process of hurdle jumping.

    This is not actually what you were saying, but it occurred to me that there is a danger in saying this hurdle is too high for me to get over and that I probably shouldn’t bother trying. Seems like the biggest hurdles are the ones worth scaling, mountain gear and all – or, my personal favourite hitting them at such high speed, that you just obliterate the physical barrier without needing to jump. Then again, as you suggest some hurdles look like the right ones to overcome and then when you are at the top you realise you’ve just got a birds eye view of blackpool and it wasn’t really worth the trip. Ya!

  2. breakingstein says:

    I think it depends on the hurdle. I don’t think we can be too explicit with the meaning of all this jabbering without coming toward some specifics of the hurdle. And that, my friend, is where it becomes personal!

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