Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away.
– Henry David Thoreau
A client for whom I have huge love and admiration is in deep. To say she has a lot going on doesn’t do it justice.
She was suffering when I saw her last week. Overloaded. Over-committed. Tired. Maybe a little confused. As in: this seemed like a good idea at the time…now what do I do?
Another lovely client: seems I see her at the gym every day. Over the last year she has persistently and patiently transformed herself. Yoga. TRX. Bike. Elliptical. Every time I see her she has a great smile on her face. She’s 66. Strong. Vibrant.
I know why she’s there doing what she’s doing because I asked her. Her reply was about feeling great. Having tons of energy. And loving it.
Much of the What we do seems like a good idea, at the moment. And being as we are and wanting to feel good RIGHT NOW, we tend to jump at seemingly good ideas without going deeper.
Ever been stuck in a rut?
Doing the same things day after day, after day. Thinking the same thoughts. Going through the motions.
You feel kinda tired. Blah. Unmotivated. Bored. Frustrated. Restless. Tense. All kinds of words under the heading of Unhappy.
And to kick ourselves while we’re down (and what’s up with this, right?) we start thinking we have to change everything in order to feel better. And it will take so loooong. And be so haaaard.
So I found myself in such a place recently. One of these ruts.