for me . . .
I was remembering the other day something that an important person in my life said to me a long time ago: “don’t do it for me, do it for you.” At the time, I felt a little bit hurt because I was (and am) so used to doing for others.
Now, years later, I am still having trouble “doing it for me.” Somehow, I have kept thinking that if I can just influence others around me to change, that that’s the key to being more satisfied with my life. Tough lesson to realize once again that this is such a waste of energy and won’t ever come true.
So, now what? I’m going to start some activities that only I can do to improve things for myself. Like getting more fit. They say that less is more, right? Even I’ve been saying this often in my posts. And a red cardinal flew in front of my car again yesterday so I must be on the right track.
Time to really walk this talk. And start doing things for me.
today i got hexagram 12, the changing line about mulberry shoots, and was so excited. then i realized had read it upside down. so it’s more about bearing with the standstill. still, made me think of you.
hi dru, thanks for writing! i have had standstills that seemed to last an interminable amount of time. . . retreating into one’s strength and being still is good practice. 🙂