Lines and curves are the intersections of life. Lines get crossed and divided in so many ways throughout the course of my day. I’m in the box and then I’m not.
If you were to look around you today, chances are you’d notice that it’s easier to go from A to B in the safest manner and least impact to other line holders on the line.
But before too long, you’ll have crossed so many lines that you’re left with almost no limit of how to get from A to B or from C to D. In other words, lines will start to blur, making the path to your destination more convoluted than it was initially meant to be.
To start, let’s get it straight: lines are not there to divide us. In reality, we are lines. Life, like a road map, will continuously deliver us into various situations and situations will constantly deliver us into different lines.
- Grocery Lines
- Gas Lines
- Dividing Lines
- Boarder Lines
- Line Lines
- Line Dancing. 🙂
It’s been this way throughout the ages. Lines are a human condition and, although we don’t realize it now, they were there before we were even born.
Lines Have A Purpose
Simply put, lines have a purpose. Lines point to destinations, and once we reach one of those destinations, it’s time to circle around to the next one. But at a certain point, it’s not as easy to find those destinations. We’re unable to move in a locked down sort of way.
Those destinations will also point in different directions. They might point in a direction that’s hard to turn around in or they might be difficult to reach. It’s these tricky bends and loops that keep us from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s these bends and loops that trap us in our life so many times that we fail to see the possibility for change.
That’s where your problem lies. Many men lack self-awareness. They lack the ability to recognize their own issues and the problem lies in that fact that they are often too proud to admit they are hurting. I’ve had friends who are so stuck on their own ways that they will never be able to acknowledge a need for change.
There are a lot of things we can do to change our attitudes and improve the direction we want to go in, but it’s a process. It’s a gradual move and sometimes we can feel defeated after trying to do the same thing over and over again. We need to have faith that it’s going to work and we need to have faith that we are not alone.
As men, we feel like our lines are separate, but they aren’t. They’re all part of one big fabric of life. And even when they are unrelated, they still run through the same path at the same time.
If you’re like me, then you’ve experienced the anxiety of going too many times around the curve and can attest to the fact that you’re worn down and tired. You realize it and you try to hang on. Sometimes minute by minute.
You try to keep going but, like a car that’s been coasting, you can no longer handle the speed and you’re forced to stop. And, unfortunately, that’s what it looks like to turn the steering wheel too many times. It’s time to put the car in park, coast down the street, and walk around the curve. Get your ass out of the box and see what’s going on around you.
Process For Living
Every journey is a process, and we must have faith that we are moving in the right direction. The truth is that we’ve come a long way in our lives, but there’s always room for improvement. As men, we need to take the opportunity to change and to continue to improve.
NOTE TO SELF: Change and improvement require patience, but it’s a process that can happen if we stick with it. We need to work and maintain a sense of personal accountability. It’s up to you to remain focused and remember that what you are doing today is helping you get to where you’re going tomorrow.
What I’m trying to say is that you must have a sense of purpose and a plan. If you don’t, then what’s the point? If you’re stuck in the same place, the same place over and over again, then you’re not making any progress. Don’t fall into this trap, because it’s a real drag.
You want to be free and free means we must remain attentive and present to whatever life presents us with, whatever changes may occur, and whatever happens to happen.
Easier said then done. I’ve realized my writings are notes to me. Things I’ve forgotten and must remember to never forget, my motivation self help talks to me.
And, to you as well. Lines Curves Boxes
Thoughts & Ideas, Joseph Kravis 🙂
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