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Monday Musings…

“Our fears are more numerous than our dangers,
and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality.”
Seneca

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I have a pretty active imagination and most of the time that’s a good thing. I like to daydream and let my imagination run free and those are wonderful times that make me laugh and I’m happy. But there are times when my fears get the best of me and if I am not careful I can end up with a major anxiety attack.

I don’t know why I let fear take over.  Maybe it partly comes from when I was a child and told all the bad things that could or would happen if I did or didn’t do something. My parents were the kind of people and that tended to see the dark clouds and not the sun. I guess they were trying to protect me from the bad things of life.  Of course, bad stuff happens to everyone. No one gets a free pass to the good life.

Now that I am old my fears don’t usually beat me up.  I am a survivor.  I have learned that even in bad times there is good to be found though sometimes you have to search through the muck to find it.

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Monday Musings…

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

It’s true, the only way to change the world is for people to change.  People are the problem. Think about it.  If people would change so would the world.

Of course, this is a hard sell.  Everyone wants to be the one who is right. No one wants to think that maybe they are wrong or that someone else might have a better idea. No one wants to consider compromise. Somehow compromise has come to mean weakness or the giving into someone stronger or smarter. Yes, there are some things that should not or cannot be compromised and they need to be clarified and understood but they must not put a stop to the conversation. There can be no understanding without consideration of the reasons for differences of opinion.

Change is difficult. To change the world we must be open to new ways of thinking and doing and meet with people, who may not think as we do, with a humble and respectful attitude and a willingness to listen and change our minds.