The other night I had a dream in which Jason Alexander, the actor who played George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld", is talking to me. He complains about Jerry Seinfeld, saying Jerry doesn't understand "the difficulty of rolling downhill".
An aspect of my personality is a bit like George: it finds things hard and wants to spend time making a case for why they are so difficult. But what I have learned is the door marked, "Complaint & Resistance" is one and the same with "Lousy Experience". And I open it every time I hold these kinds of grievances.
"Don't waste time arguing for your limitations. . . ."
~ Louise Hay
Rolling downhill is an act of letting go. There is momentum that carries us. And although, there may be bumps along the way, we have a force working in our favor. My instinct tells me the same is true of my life, as a whole.
I think the difficulty I experience is a reflection of making a case - consciously or unconsciously - for how things are hard, wrong, or terminally problematic. Letting go may seem challenging (even impossible) to a part of my personality, but perhaps, if met with compassion, she too will roll and remember - things can be easy.
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