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Friday, July 31, 2009

These are the times that try men's souls.

I'd just finished writing a pithy, wondrous entry about focusing on your own needs as a tool to bring balance into your life and better help others. The corollary to enlightened self-interest, which requires that you care for yourself as well as you would care for others.

Then I manages to erase it. I am not pleased.

And so I am trying to practice some patience and not fling my laptop across the room. A) that would not be good for the computer and it is not the computer's fault. B) It would not be good for the wall, and it isn't the wall's fault either. C) I really do think I have anger issues. Something else to work on.

But my previous points (which you can now only read by consulting an oracle) still stand. Those of us who use other peoples needs as an excuse to ignore our own need to figure out ways to prove to ourselves that we're just as important as our loved ones. I'll be exploring this idea during my own efforts to incorporate "the me time" into my life.

I'll be posting my entries at 8 in the morning, in part to record my early morning workouts and meditation practices. I know these things will go a long way to helping me feel more centered and disciplined, two words that I have a continuing crush on.

Onward and upward.

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LJCANNON 1/22/2010 3:19PM

    Very true words. As they say on every airplane I've ever been on "Put on your OWN oxygen mask first so you can help others."
It is NOT selfish or self-centered. It is ensuring that you are able to take care of others.
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BABY_GIRL69 7/31/2009 2:30PM

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I, hereby pledge allegiance to help myself emoticon first & others can just plum wait in line! emoticon emoticon emoticon Once done with my own activities I can include you too! emoticon

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