I like to refer to struggles as demons. This way, I envision struggles as little beings / minions that disturb our preferred disposition from time to time.
Everyone has a demon they battle with on and on but some people’s demons are greater than others’.
You think of your demon as the most difficult thing to deal with and then you hear about someone else’s and you’re like, ‘I might just have a bug tbh’.
My thoughts are all over the place – I thought I could come and put some of it down here but it seems stuck.
Let me tell you what I call a demon
… and even that isn’t guaranteed
Think about 2 people in a relationship
Any relationship at all
Imagine you are one of those two people
Imagine it’s a friendship
For someone to be your friend, it is assumed that both of you like something about each other.
Now think about this:
You know what you like about the other person
Do you know what they like about you?
You know why you’re friends with that person
Do you know why they are friends with you?
I mean, they may tell you these things.
But do you know for sure ?
Do you know if it’s the truth ?
Now let’s imagine it’s a romantic relationship
What does the phrase “Do not be afraid” suggest to you?
To me, it suggests that the feeling of fear can be controlled.
So what is fear?
Is it really a thing?
I guess it is.
Can it be likened to other feelings like anger, sadness and happiness?
What is fear?
“Pick a date then work backwards”.
My Boss says this all the time.
I work in a Unit in HR where we plan and deliver trainings. I never thought it would be hard. But as it is with everything involving logistics and many other people besides yourself, planning and delivering trainings is hard and annoying.
Do you know why he always said to pick a date? It’s because psychologically if you set a date for something, you sort of do everything within your power to make sure you are ready for that date. Especially when it involves stakeholders other than yourself.
Why am I talking about this?
My Boss’ advice as annoying as it always is, is always super helpful.
It makes things happen.
Personally, I feel that without this advice, I would never have accomplished half the things I have accomplished while working with him.
Anyway this is not a write up about my Boss.
It’s about you and me. It’s about us and why we never get around to doing the things we really want to do.
I’ve been missing you
I’ve been missing everything about you
I’m forgetting your face
I don’t ever want to
I’m forgetting your voice
Lord please don’t let me