Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

October 16, 2011 1 Comment

It's the little things that creep through the cracks. The cracks of your life have become filled with these microbes that nag at you. They invade your hinges and paralyze your person. They creep, corrode and cauterize your being into a shape most undesirable. They tinker, twist and then melt your mind - corrupting each of your thoughts. What was once so simple is now a conundrum of complexity in their sordid little world. Miniature invaders raised a weakened portcullis and terrorized your crumbling castle - and at the helm of this crusading force is you - a weak and brittle little man who always screamed, "don't sweat the small stuff."

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October 17, 2011

We all have those small cracks, formed from tumbling through the landslide life becomes at times. This is our vulnerability, these fractures and fissures. “Don’t sweat the small stuff”, sound advice, but perhaps too general and simple, as most advice turns out to be. If we can accept those tiny, tinkering thoughts then we transform them from mechanisms that hinder the hinges of self to ones that lubricate and loosen them, allowing them to glide more fluidly through the grind. We are all our own worst enemies for we pull no punches when judging ourselves.

Striving to be the person I want to be gives me purpose and reason to be in motion through and against the paralysis. And though I am not impervious to it, I am more resilient through each landslide; the cracks born of the rigidity of inexperience less deep and less dark with each new tumble. Advice is most always too general and simple, even when tailored by and delivered from and to ourselves and most certainly when delivered unbidden to others; with that said, for those who sweat the small stuff, may you also roll with the punches and avoid burgeoning breakage by building a stronger castle.

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