Wednesday, August 17, 2011
More What Knots
Last summer I blogged about a red string I wore around my wrist. The strings came from a Buddhist practice my minister learned about when he visited India. The string was all about the knots in our lives -- the problems we work to resolve.
My string finally rotted and fell off a few weeks ago. I'd hoped it meant all my knots were unraveled, but alas, it isn't so.
~ I still have loose ends with the divorce.
~ I have an unfinished manuscript.
~ I have a request I haven't acted on.
~ My spare room looks like a bomb went off.
~ The closet for this room looks even worse.
~ I'm having to study the Level 2 facilitator's manual and workbook for the divorce group I work with so I can co-facilitate this starting next month.
~ My other foot still needs to be operated on.
Some problems are easy fixes -- like a burned-out light bulb or a squeaky door hinge. I can fix those myself.
Others aren't so easy. They require a lot more effort and/or require the help of others.
So I'm thinking of pulling out the spare red string I had and tying it around my wrist to help remind me about the unfinished manuscript, the year-old request (she DID say it had no expiration date), the junk in my spare room and closet, my foot and the Level 2 program study.
I'll get it done. I just need to get it done sooner rather than later. But some things can't be rushed, so I have to be patient. I'm not always good with patience.
And once again, rather than have you bear your souls about the knots in your lives, I'll ask you what's going on in your life and/or what good book you've read lately. I've mostly read divorce group manuals. They're good, or rather I should say they are helpful. But they're not entertaining like a good novel. And I just started a new part-time job on Monday. I'm an administrative assistant in a law firm. Ain't that a kick?
What are you reading and/or doing?