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Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:16 AM

Lesson learned, just break through

For the last few days I've been encountering a tree branch blocking the trail I always walk with my dog. In order to get past it, I've had to get down on my hands and knees and literally crawl under the branch. As it's been rainy and wet, and poison oak is everywhere, this is not a comfortable thing to do. I keep meaning to bring a small saw to clear the branch or ask my husband to do it.

This evening I encountered the branch again, without a saw. I decided to push down on the branch and see if I could step over it instead of crawling under.
As soon as I tried it, the rotten branch just snapped easily in two and I was able to walk right through. I felt pretty powerful! (And a little silly.)

Couldn't help applying this lesson to life. Stop crawling under and around problems, stop waiting for something or someone to help, just deal with it.
The solution may not be quite as difficult as you imagine!

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dooner Apr 2012 OP
Mira Apr 2012 #1
BanzaiBonnie Apr 2012 #2
Howler Apr 2012 #3
FirstLight Apr 2012 #4
kimmerspixelated Apr 2012 #5

Response to dooner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:37 AM

1. It is a valuable lesson without a doubt. If you change

the way you look at things, then the things you look at begin to change.

Other lesson: If you don't let yourself be intimidated by size or clout, then getting your teeth into it becomes pretty easy.

I like your post.

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Response to dooner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:34 AM

2. Woot! You had a breakthrough.

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Response to dooner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

3. Woo Hoo!!!

Words of wisdom if ever there was dooner!!!!

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Response to dooner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. niiiice!

I love how nature often holds those lessons for us too... when i want to calm down or feel a bit 'stuck' I go sit by the stream and watch it roll over and around the stones. The water doesn't bitch about it's childhood or make excuses, it just follows the path of least resistance and merrily finds it's own crystal path to the lake...

thanks for sharing!

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Response to dooner (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 06:25 PM

5. Wow guys!

PROFOUND CITY!


This is why I love the ASAH DU.

There is almost always a pearl-laden path to pontificate.

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