“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” — Buddha
One of my favorite TV programs is NCIS, which I watch it on my computer as I have no TV. In the show, Gibbs, the boss, is always slapping Tony, the smart goof-off, on the back of the head.
Well, I felt I got a slap on the mind the other day, one in which I was beating myself up for goofing off the day before.
It was one of those occasional (I’d like to say rare, but occasional is more accurate) days when I didn’t write, I didn’t sketch, and I certainly didn’t learn something new while playing my time-wasting computer games. Even Pepper was short-changed by getting only very short walks. . I was mentally beating myself up for my slothfulness when I read my first blog of the day. It consisted of only a simple quote: “Stop keeping track of the mistakes you made – It’s time to forgive yourself”
OK, I thought. Maybe I should take this message to heart.
A little while later, when I was studying my T’ai Chi manual, a new activity on my daily to-do list, I read that life is perfect even if it helps us learn there are better ways to do things, and that we should drop the self-judgment. It also said the only wrong thing you can do in learning T’ai Chi is tell yourself you were wrong.
That certainly took a load off my mind. At my age, learning new ways to exercise isn’t going to be easy.
But then if that wasn’t enough to keep me from beating up on myself, I read another blogger whose No. 1 goal had become “getting off his own back.”
You would think the world was trying to tell me something.
Bean’s Pat: Eye Beauty http://tinyurl.com/p6sn68g I couldn’t resist this newly hatched egret.