3.06.2008

wake up and pay attention

I realized the other day that I live my life by halves. I've never thrown myself fully into anything--school, music, relationships...anything. Which makes me wonder at my untapped potential. Who was it that said (something like) our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure?

That's me.

But what am I afraid of?

Maybe nothing. Maybe I'm just tired. Maybe I'm just making excuses. It just feels like I have the life I choose to have...so I should be making better choices.

My personal motto right now is something out of Star Wars. Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi on Dagobah, and Yoda tells Luke,

"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try."

That's me.

1 comment:

Bethany Patchin said...

Oh boy, that is me, too. Try try try. I just talked about that in a great therapy session today. :-)

(Now I'm going to comment on your top post, which I meant to comment on first...)

3.06.2008

wake up and pay attention

I realized the other day that I live my life by halves. I've never thrown myself fully into anything--school, music, relationships...anything. Which makes me wonder at my untapped potential. Who was it that said (something like) our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure?

That's me.

But what am I afraid of?

Maybe nothing. Maybe I'm just tired. Maybe I'm just making excuses. It just feels like I have the life I choose to have...so I should be making better choices.

My personal motto right now is something out of Star Wars. Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi on Dagobah, and Yoda tells Luke,

"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try."

That's me.

1 comment:

Bethany Patchin said...

Oh boy, that is me, too. Try try try. I just talked about that in a great therapy session today. :-)

(Now I'm going to comment on your top post, which I meant to comment on first...)