Yesterday evening I was all set to write about focusing on the important thing. That is how to avoid getting caught up in the comings and goings of the coming and going of daily life. When, I discovered my newly washed laundry looking like it had taken a tour in the septic system. Then, having tinkered with my computer earlier in the day, discovered I was not able to log in to this Blog. Suddenly the comings and goings were right on my doorstep, and not going away!
Anyway, letting it be seems to work, as well as sleeping on it. After thoughts before bed about making an effort to back up ‘Mountains’, an email from Iain in Japan in the morning confirmed he’d just done that. Unasked.
Now, after a day out in the English Lake District I’ve managed to write this, although not on my computer. After a day taking photographs I’m quite proud of, I have mislaid my camera. I’ll sleep on that…
3 thoughts on “Let it Be”
Sorry to hear about your camera. I hope it turns up.
Thanks. As you and others can see the camera did indeed turn up. And the photographs are not as great as I’d thought either. Oh well. I’ll be back there in a couple of weeks so perhaps I’ll have another go.
Many thanks for this post.
It often feels as if I spend 3/4 of my time looking in vain for things I’ve mislaid. This leads to a chronic “slowness” in getting things done as well as nervous exhaustion, fatigue, and a pervasive sense of failure. Efforts to train myself not to lose things have limited success.
The other day, having lost something “important” and thus being unable to get on with the business at hand, I chose to “let it be” instead of the habitual alternative — craziness. Instead of focusing on training myself not to lose things, perhaps it would be helpful to divert some energy to training myself not to lose the important thing.