Butcherbird (General) (Listen while you read)
We have a lot to say, and agree with you having a lot to say.
However, we would ask that you be succinct please; for we are in a hurry.
Wait a minute, won’t you. If you continue to rush like this we’ll never get things done.
The Butcherbird personality is so pent up, I almost feel like I’m bursting.
This is a very uncomfortable reflection for me to do because I have suddenly become very tense (particularly around my shoulders) and I feel that I have to hurry. I ask that this energy be released.
Wow; that was awful.
Okay, back to the reflection. I feel as though I have to get it right. I feel as though I have to do it all NOW.
I feel compelled to understand everything and yet, I can’t. This feeling is making me feel inadequate. I just can’t get it right. I just can’t do anything right. I just can’t; I just can’t. Everything I try to do; well, it just doesn’t work out the way that I’d hoped. I am just not good enough.
Oh so many of us feel that way. Do we not? Indeed we do. We try to force outcomes. We try to force our education. We try to force learning new things like games, or sport, or even typing. Yes, we can place an enormous load on our shoulders through our own expectations. These expectations are generally way too high to succeed. Perhaps, for those of us who suffer this self-punishment we can say: Go a little more easily my friend. Rome was not built in a day; indeed, Rome still continues to grow. Life is a never ending commitment to honour ourselves.
Is that what you are achieving? Are you achieving a life of honouring yourself? Or are you punishing yourself over and over again?
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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