Within these short, dark winter days, we are more likely to consider our lives and how we are living. With the start of another new year on the calendar, we may even make resolutions.
Not every proclamation survives even its best executed plan, but the act of determination itself is beneficial to us. Perseverance does, however, require character and not just fortitude.
There is a great difference between 'trying and failing and giving up' and the fine art of 'practice makes perfect'. That difference, I believe, lies in our willingness to succeed.
For a lot of us, success may have implications we don't feel we can rise up to meet, such as, for example, the likelihood of becoming a role model. Yet, even Spider-Man reminds us that with great power comes great responsibility.
I'm barely concerned about success, because I have to work very hard at being willing to leave my house. I'm not agoraphobic, but I would always rather be home one hundred per cent of the time. I am vehemently determined, in 2013, to spend more quality time at home than I did this year.
How do we make such determinations? Doesn't it all come down to setting boundaries, personally, socially and professionally?
I think some people are born with no sensibility for how much time they take from others. They can't perceive that we may need to go and do something else, even if we are doing the potty dance!
What could be short, sweet and to-the-point is often dragged out for hours and hours longer than is necessary. I think personal intermissions should be mandatory every hour, no matter what is going on under the sun!
One of the reasons I try to avoid the outside world is because I'm so easily discouraged by inconsiderate people. I wish I didn't have to remind our Weyburn drivers so often that the pedestrians actually do have right of way on our city streets!
On my walks to and from work each day, I count at least a handful of vehicles on Government Road whose drivers not only do not stop for me as I am trying to cross, but who do not even see me.
Pardon me if I'm sensitive right now to people losing their children in tragic ways, but what gives anybody the right to wield a half-ton weapon around these icy streets, not paying attention to their surroundings? I have neighbours who never, ever, ever stop at the stop sign on our corner. I also see them texting and driving as they turn that corner in their weapon-on-wheels. Children live on my street, including my own son, but the point is that children live and walk on EVERY street!
It's enough to make me want to go and find a cave in which to spend the remainder of my days just simply praying for mankind to wake up! Either that or I should have cameras installed on that corner, for which the city could reimburse me once they make their small fortune off of those bad drivers. Justice is my passion, but I could never do police work from home.
Recently I heard someone say that if everyone is living their passion, the world will be filled with compassion. So, then, if each person could start by considering what their passion is, we would be well on our way to consideration as a way of life.
Consideration is practical, because every action has a consequence. The energetic frequency of being inconsiderate always comes back on us and we do get to experience the receiving end of it. What goes around comes around!
So, if only to protect our karmic butts, we consider the needs of others. If we want to help the collective karma, we make bigger life decisions, considering our choices for compassionate lives.
Consider that no aspect of creation goes without what it needs, except for humans when they are treated unfairly and improperly by other humans!
If you see someone who has a need you can fill and it is appropriate to help, do it. If you have a need, be considerate and ask for help, because not everybody knows how they can help. But most importantly, if you see someone doing the potty dance, let them go!
I wish to you a Happy New Year. Celebrate well and do consider your designated driver!