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It’s Independence Day!

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I’m a pretty easy-going human, and have a level of patience that mostly serves me well.  But as poet John Dryden said, “Beware the fury of the patient man.” For, when my fuse burns out —well— insert all fireworks analogies here.

Actually, I’m not a Screaming Mimi, but when fed up, I mentally hear a sonic boom.

Feelings are messages from our soul to our actionators. I’m not fond of feeling angry, jealous, or disappointed.  Yet when I acknowledge these helpers’ presence, I more quickly recognize what does (and doesn’t) work for me.

Today’s message from TUT, a cool, customized, daily, inspiration eblast, felt very personal indeed: “Anger is almost always a sign, Dodie, that you’ve been quiet for too long.”

I sigh with relief from (at last) ending a frustrating relationship, and remind myself to respond next time well before a bottle rocket hits the cinder-shingled roof.

Homework: What have you been resisting that, when you change, will make you soar in bright light, explode with liberation, and sigh to the ground with ooh’s and ah’s?  Make today your own Independence Day.

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3 Responses to It’s Independence Day!

  1. Marna Courson Gasperino July 4, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    In business, there is an old HR mantra that has some merit, especially as an employer: Be slow to hire (is this person the right fit? Is s/he qualified? Does s/he have the right cultural and moral compass to fit in? Does s/he have the problem-solving skills and creativity and the vision to apply those gifts? Etc. etc.) and quick to fire (I.e., if I misjudged on the front end, and despite coaching and encouraging, the three strikes are reached, don’t waste time, energy, emotional pain – on both the employee’s behalf and on mine – to release him/her to the next opportunity. In many cases, I’ve found the same applies to my personal life. Blessings and quick recovery to you. I hope you don’t make it as hard on yourself as I have been known to do.

    • Dodie Jacobi July 4, 2013 at 8:47 am #

      Yes! Thanks for sharing this Marna!

  2. Crystal Leaman July 4, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Now there is an effective use of anger. So matters to hear and listen to the full range of feelings. Happy Independence Day!

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