Friday, July 9, 2010

Straighten This Out

The last two messages have been about the continuum of getting things straightened out.

At one end is the, “Do a little at a time” strategy and at the other end is the “Get a flamethrower” style of getting the situation back in order.

The objective is, as I keep saying, to straighten things out.

Why do we concern ourselves with returning the situation to the straight?

Seems that it comes down to two thoughts: The Path of Least Resistance (twists and turns create friction, resistance) and The Shortest Distance Between Two Points Is a Straight Line.

Here’s the conundrum: Life isn’t linear. It isn’t straight.

Things happen. Curves and resistance is created. Life just doesn’t seem to follow the linear path a lot of us want it to.

The only answer I can figure out in 58+ years of living is that you have to start trying to enjoy the curves. That thought clicks with the beliefs that it’s all about the journey and not the arrival, and the Buddhist attitude of being in the moment.

But, it sure would be nice to have a little straightaway every now and then, doesn’t it?

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

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