A Slow Learner — or a Non-Learner?

waiting for the Full Moon to rise over the Hawaii Kai marina

waiting for the Full Moon to rise on the Hawaii Kai marina

Good Day, God!

My wonderful husband Kit and I had dinner last night on the lanai of The Shack waiting for the moon to rise. We had missed the moon rise the day before because before I got home from my mom’s, the moon was UP. I hadn’t realized that it isn’t just about the moon. I want the whole package: the sun setting, the growing twilight and the eager scanning of the sky for the first sighting of moonlight.

Waiting is on my mind, God, because I am realizing that I have been sort of passively “waiting” to grow up. Mind You, I thought I’d done pretty well. But, somehow, I just thought that one day I’d add another portion of being mature. That illusion was shattered this week while reading (listening to it, actually), Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink.

Much of the information in the book is familiar — but, this week it has been like hearing it for the first time. I can rescript my life, God? Yes, that is what you have been telling me. But, I guess I thought YOU would do the whole thing. . . DUH!

So, now it is somehow MUCH clearer that I am not a FIXED being. I’m designed to GROW. But that GROWTH takes TIME and TENACITY (read: HARD WORK). So, in an effort to rescript my operating system — I an renaming tedious. The Terrible Trivium Demon (as seen in the Phantom Tollbooth) always made me think that trivial details were BORING. So I slid by them. Now I am naming them SATISFYING!

Sigh. I am such a Slow Learner, God! The only thing that redeems that designation is that it beats being a Non-Learner!

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Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, authority over my life, Books, changing who I want to become, choosing HARD, Choosing to respond, Ongoing Transformation

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