“We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.” – Tom Robbins
It’s Called Self Rescue
When I was doing some serious white-water rafting, our bunch of river rats all looked out for each other. But we also believed in the philosophy of self-rescue. It’s a great philosophy, which one day I realized worked in the real world as well as the play world.
In my younger days, I wanted things around me to change to make my problems go away. Nowadays, I know I have to be the one to change, or act, or even escape from the people who disturb my well-being and self-confidence. There are people like that, you know.
So my wish for all of us good-intended souls is that we somehow find the means and strength to rescue ourselves, even if it’s just from boredom. Find your passions in life and follow them – and don’t let roadblocks get in your way. In other words, smash your own spiders.
Don’t you just love that phrase? I certainly do. And when I recently heard it, I knew I had to find a way to share it.
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