The Zen of Everythingâ„¢, Day 12: There is no try

yoda Today I did two things with all my heart. And, pressed for time as I was, I felt peace in the "yes" and joy in the doing.

I also agreed to one thing with half my heart, and from the moment of my saying "yes", the pit of dread and the choruses of regret (Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!) battled it out for my attention.

True, I placed boundaries around my promise. And I know I will kindly but firmly hold to them, no matter what, when the piper comes calling tomorrow.

Still, today's lesson is one of those that comes around like clockwork, in slightly different guises, to test how much I am really committed to honoring myself. (Answer: more than before, not enough by half.)

Lesson #11 13: Just because a problem exists doesn't mean I need make it my own.

But really, as the title of this post indicates, I think the Master summed it up best...

xxx c

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