Monday, December 22, 2008

One Dead Certainty

"Out of each of his meditations there always emerges one dead certainty, and this is the fact that he still has a long way to go.~ The Best Of Bill

I read the above little snippet yesterday morning and promptly underlined it. Although I have moments when I am not happy that I still have a long way to go, they are outnumbered by moments where I am grateful that I know with all of my being that I still have a long ways to go. I don't beat myself for that reality, either. I'm not sure one can acknowledge they do have a long way to go without self acceptance. Self loathing and perfectionism seem to go hand in hand for me.

That's about it for me today.....in the still frozen north where our thermometer shows -40C this morning. I am getting serious cabin fever. There's no break in the weather for 2 more sleeps. Lord have mercy. Last night on Mythbusters they showed that cabin fever was a real possibility. They drove all the way to Alaska to prove it. They could have stopped at my place (half mile off the highway to Alaska) on the way there. It would have saved them having such a long ways to go.

8 comments:

anj said...

Your post caused me to smile today. When my sons were little, when it was too cold to play outside, I used to tease them about getting cabin fever. I will always remember them jumping on the sofa singing "we've got cabin fever, we've got cabin fever." Note to self - I must ask them if they knew what it was, or maybe they thought it was some sort of exotic illness associated with cold weather?? Anyway, I do hope the cold breaks when it is supposed to and you can be out and about again.

PS Love Bill W.

Christy said...

Perfectionism and self-loathing going hand-in-hand......so wise! So true.

Part of why I've underachieved, trying to avoid the loathing that comes from being SOSOSO close.

It is almost breaking 20 here today--a heat wave.

Hope said...

It made me smile to think anyone could sing happily about having cabin fever!

Black Pete said...

I have had cabin fever: it is very, very real.

Cat said...

Thanks for the giggle!

Jim said...

We are presently "suffering" with nine degree weather outside and I have mentioned your -40 to several. Seems to me that a house would have to be built underground to survive such sub-zero conditions...

annie said...

I laughed out loud at your quotation from Bill--it reminded me of the old "think positive" admonition, where someone would reply with something like, "I am thinking positive! I'm positive I have a long way to go!" (And so it is, for me, but I have also come a long way too.)

I'd sure be willing to believe cabin fever is real.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh I hope that your cabin fever gets to break and I hope that you are doing okay.

I love the Bill W. quote and thank you for the reminder of the journey.

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