What Is, Is
As I was talking to Ann about some of my difficulties with a couple of people I know, going on and one about it as is my wont. She stopped me, looked intently and said: “Why all the arrogance; this need to try to change others”. . Trying to tell others how, or what they should do; perhaps even scolding in my tone. Well that got me thinking a bit.
Arrogance; me (?); well yeah, I have told her that a few times, about how I can be that way. Not sure I expected her to agree with me, just trying to be humble, a good ploy, but it does not work with her; I think she sees through me. Funny really, me doing that, trying to deal with others chaos, when I have more than enough on my own plate to deal with. I would suppose if I asked my friends they would be more than happy to give me a list. No doubt a number of things would come up that I am not even aware of.
Then after she let that sink in, she continued: “what is, is”, learn to accept that, people are the way they are, and you can’t change them, perhaps invite, but scolding does nothing”. Of course I a paraphrasing this, interrupting from my own experience, but however she meant it, I did get something to chew over this week. She seems to know when to drop “da bomb” on me.
I have known for a while that I can really tie myself up in knots trying to figure others out, why they do what they do, and my favorite, usually spoken to my inner self; “What the hell, how did they come to the conclusion”! Of course I tend not to notice that I get that very same look from my friends at times, but ignore it mostly. This week I was thinking of someone that I can’t figure out, then came to the brilliant conclusion that perhaps, just perhaps, he found me just as difficult to understand. Gee I can be thick, very thick.
Sometimes talking, listening, does not help, one just has to accept “what is”.
Posted on January 24, 2015, in Guest Posts and tagged #faith, #inspiration, #leader, #life, #poem, #poems, #psalms, #wisdom, #zen, Art, Article, Articles, Family, beauty, Blog, Blogging, Book, Books, Breaking News, Business, Canada, Christianity, Community, Contemplative, Crime, Culture, Design, Education, entertainment, Europe, Events, Family Fashion, Fashion, Features, Fiction, Film, Food, Football, Galleries, Games, Health, History, Home, Humor, Interviews Media Musings Photos, Lead, Leaders, Leadership, Lifestyle, Listen, Local, love, Love Psalm, Mobile, Movies, music, National, Nature, News, NFL, Opinion, Parenting, Pastor, Peace, People, Personal, Philosophy, Photo, Photography, Poetry, Politics, proverb, Proverbs, quotes, Quotes Relationships, Random, Recipes, Reflection Reflections, Reflective, Relationship, Relationships, religion, Review, Reviews, robin williams, Romance, Romance Science Shows Sports Stories Style Syndicated, Science, Spiritual, spirituality, Sports, suicide, Talk, Technology, Thoughts, Top Stories, TOP Video, Travel, TV, USA, Usa today, video, Videos, Watch & listen, Weather, World, Write, Writers, Writing, Writings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.