Living Lighter: GETTING OVER YOURSELF When I defined the subject line for today’s Post, I thought, “This is going to be fun. I get to poke fun at myself.” At the same time I can take it to my Inspiration Impulse Readers! So, you know the proverbial words: If the shoe fits…
I have a special friend dating back to Jr. High School Using a big swipe of buoyant color, my special friend is one who has demonstrated the the grand ability to engage his high profile professional life with a light touch. He is an accomplished Super Star in his field having spent 40* year career producing excellence at the highest level. Doing so, he is recognized nationally.
Over the years my friend and I have done a lot of playful bantering together. It was many years ago that I recall he said something to me which, in so many ways, characterizes the distinct difference in the way I have moved in the world compared to him. I forget when and where he said this to me, and in what context, but it was this: “You’re so serious, Russ”
Fast forward! Now, with the benefit of 70-plus years, I do believe my friend could made a more crisply accurate statement which gets me to the heart of my Post, if he had said: “Why don’t you get over yourself.”
Ouch. That sounds critical, doesn’t it. All these years later, I observe it would be helpful for me to get over my serious self and and discover some lightening up.
So Russ, why don’t you not worry about wanting to have an authoritative opinion about…let’s say, Everything? Why can’t you be less compulsive about others doing it your way, which, of course IS the right way? Why do you think you must be so responsible that you think you must carry everyone on your back or the ship will go down? Why must you put a laundry list of expectations on yourself to cut yourself the slack to take a deep breath and simply enjoy the ride?
These word images capture a man-in-motion investigating getting over himself. No, I am not diminishing myself; I am discerning something important for my current Self. As I aspire to pursue being a WELCOME HERE Messenger of Influence for Good, it’s healthy to clean out some clutter that might impair my Go-Forward, present purpose.
Living Lighter: GETTING OVER YOURSELF. There is a simple message for me with these words. I am at the Trail Head of a fresh season of influence for good. I am unpacking some stuff. It’s vital. It points to powerful change. There’s a new story to be discovered and pursued. The Old Dog has some new tricks to learn. Yes, it’s purposeful, pragmatic and doable. It’s welcoming new inquiry into living lighter.
How about you? Is there something you want to get over? Is it your time to tinker with living lighter?