Thursday, January 3, 2013

"Put the Sword Down"




The other day I had the impulse to call someone; I had felt like our connection had been a little fuzzy, and I wanted to explain my half of why. Remembering what my friend Emily Stone says, "don't complain, don't explain," I held off.

I was talking with my teacher Jen about it, and she liked my impulse not to call. We've talked a lot over the years about how "everything is perfect exactly the way it is," and she particularly likes the motto, "live and let live."

"Stop fighting," she said. "And defending is fighting. Put the sword down." I can't tell you how good it feels to focus on my life and let other people focus on theirs.

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