If You Really Want To Be Over There And Right Now You Are Over Here Remove The Self-Imposed Considerations That Are The Obstacles.

I knew a teen aged fried of my daughter's who loved her father very much. I didn't know the father, but from the conversations it was clear to me he loved her very much also. However they never saw each other. It seemed obvious to me that the issues keeping them apart couldn't be major items, but the considerations they had built up in their minds had the same effect as prison walls. What were they? Well for one if he called his daughter, he would have to admit he was wrong in withholding himself because she lived with her mother. From her standpoint she must face the risk of rejection by him if she called him. What foolish considerations that resulted in keeping them apart.

I see numerous examples all around me (and inside me also). "I'd like to dance with her but she might say "No", I'd like to go back to school but my boss won't let me", on and on. We generate these considerations in an instant keeping us from doing what we really want to do. Ignore them. If you want to be somewhere, go there. If problems crop up, solve them. It's just that simple.

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