getting out of the fire

People always say that you can’t turn back time or, “you made your bed now you have to lie in it” and up until these past few days I would have agreed with them. I would have gone on and on about learning how to integrate the reality and then go from there.

But of course…I was reading Chesterton again (new audio at the end of this post) and he talked directly about that. He pointed out that just about everything we experience in life takes place in a social construct that is man made. His point being, if what you made isn’t working for you – remake it. Clocks, our concept of time and the past are things that we created. Situations that we find ourselves in are part our creation and part our acceptance of someone else’s creation.

In times of travail we do not need to be practical but ridiculously unpratical and creative. Practicality is limited to repeating what is already known to be done, if what was is not working – why keep trying it? Like….money, if you can’t make a budget and stick to it or save – why keep trying to make new budgets? The problem is not the budget but something is no longer working in the state you are living.

I am…making some readjustments to undo somethings in my life that has caused continuous problems.

These several somethings are from things that other people created that I then adopted as my own without really considering if those choices added to or took away from what I believe is good about life.

Scary how easily you can get off track. Particularly if it involves some promise of an easier way of doing something then what you know to be true about the actual effort it will take to accomplish things. I am no more immune to that lapse in judgment then anyone. However, I change, learn and grow.

And, I have discovered that I so to can turn back time in a way that is important. Remember last year how I thought I would come to Rhode Island in June?

Well, in a manner of speaking, I should be arriving here on the first. And redoing something that I started and then got wildly distant from.

What is Wrong with the World (audio, Part 1, Sec 2)

(audio, Part 1, Sec 2) WANTED, AN UNPRACTICAL MAN

by GK Chesterton as read by Cassandra Tribe

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