Friday, November 21, 2014

Stumbling Sock

A sock turned inside-out is still a sock.
Even if it has a hole.
Even if the dryer ate the other one.
Even if it’s on your foot.
Even if you complain about it to anyone and everyone.

In other words, a thing is still a thing even if you don’t want it to be a thing.

This likely seems quite abstract and random but think about this, think carefully: what is it that you are not willing to face? Or what is holding you back? Or what do you finally need to do/try/adjust/admit/let go of/surrender to/stop/change to have the life you need? (Note that I said need, not necessarily want.) What?

A very wise woman once asked me to write down three scenarios:
1.      The worst-case scenario.
2.      The middle-of-the-road scenario.
3.      The best-case scenario.

What I learned from that task was that my worst fears probably don’t exist, and may never exist. Feeling stuck or helpless or whatever is just that, a feeling. It’s not a fact.

That sock might feel like a fact, an overwhelming fact but what if it isn’t? What if you CAN do something about it besides dwelling on it? Even if it takes a long time because 
1. Even though we all love quick fixes, great things take a long time.
2. We only really grow when we face and overcome tough challenges.
3. You were born with the ability to change someone's life. Even your own. 


Pickleope Von Pickleope said...

Is a sock still a sock if it has a hole in it? By definition a sock is meant to cover a foot, the whole foot, not 90% of a foot. I think a sock that has a hole needs to be discarded as it no longer retains its purpose as a fully foot encasement tool.
I may have missed the metaphor.

Vinny C said...

So true. A lot of the time I do whatever it is I've been putting off & thing to myself, "Why did I let this/that keep me from getting started in the first place?" We give fear & doubt way too much power sometimes.

Point of note: A sock isn't of much use if your puppy pulls it out of the hamper & chews the toes completely off. It's more of a soggy, ankle-warmer at that point.

Vinny C said...

^...*think* to myself...^

Optimistic Existentialist said...

VERY wise advise here! This really made me think. Thank you!

ghost said...

Leggings, Vinny?

ghost said...

..."what a wonderful world"

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