To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete. [Epictetus]
This is a concept I have been working with for several years. I used to think I was only complete if… and so often it was the case that my “ifs” were NOT my “ises,” NOT by a long shot.
Just yesterday I was thrown into the mix of pointing the finger outward. It’s humbling yet exhilarating to realise the errors in my own way…
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past. [Clara Barton]
While I don’t think for a moment the Past can BE changed, I DO strongly BElieve there is always the possibility for improvement and growth.
In my own mind I am often kept chained by BEliefs that limit me, hold me down, and make me less capable of BEing a possibilitarian. When I am willing to toss my chains off and step into the Possibility Place…
Amazing things those Possibilities!!
I love you, Currie