Just show up. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Like we just wait around and stuff happens. You know, just stand there.
Umm, no. That’s not what it means.
See that word “participation” up top? We’ve got to take an active role in making things happen, or they won’t.
Maybe you, like me, would much prefer to sit with a book or in front of the computer screen chatting with friends.
Maybe you, like me, have a bit of a tendency to laze around.
Umm, no. That’s not “showing up.”
Yes, that’s right. I’m talking to myself as much as I am to anyone else. Because that’s the conundrum about retirement. With all the time in the world laid out in front of us, inertia can set in.
Then again, I showed up for an entire lifetime, at least most of it. And I know people who have spent a lifetime NOT showing up and still expecting the Universe to shower goodies upon them.
Umm, no. It didn’t happen.
Because they didn’t show up.
I’ve finally figured out what my greatest weakness is. It’s the path of least resistance.
Oh, I resisted that route for years. But now? I prefer it.
Still, I feel guilty. Because I don’t always show up for life in the way I want to.
You’re probably going to say “well, if you wanted to, you would.” Yeah, yeah, I hear you. But maybe I wouldn’t. Because I’d rather take the path of least resistance.
Welcome to my head, where conflicting messages spin around like tops, each on their own independent path. Is your head like this, too? And if it is, how do you break the spin long enough to get on another path?
Inquiring minds, we want to know.