Warning: Navel Gazing Ahead

Borneo Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Monday morning. The day, the week, the rest of the month lay ahead. In this day, I have a chance at a fresh perspective. I have the chance to cast aside my troubles and worries and find solutions. Last Monday was filled with despair, with loathing of the responsibilities that needed to be met, with a tightness in my chest that formed a lump in my throat that I could not swallow.

What a difference a week makes. The essentials have not changed much. The facts are still the facts. The responsibilities have not dissolved. Yet something has changed—there has been a defining, a stillness, a listening, a realization.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I often wonder who would want to eat an elephant, but I guess an elephant is the very definition of a big thing. An overwhelming thing. I no longer want to be engulfed by the vastness of those things I need to overcome. I am going to beat the things that threaten to overthrow my kingdom; vanquish my foes (for we all have them: mine are self-doubt and worry); pick up the gauntlet that has been thrown down.

Brave words. I hope I listen to them.

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