So I did my monthly manly task the other week.
I removed this fuck-off root from my yard. After hacking off its limbs a while ago, I finally negotiated the final piece, hacking at its subterranean roots with a shovel. An hour later, the fucker finally came loose and I sat there, dirty and sweaty, admiring my work.
Then I thought “Man, that root was an asshole. Why did it have to make me work so hard, just to ask it to leave?”
What a stubborn prick.
Then I thought how some of us humans can act like this root from time to time. We dig our roots in deep, through patterns of behaviour. Then, when someone asks us to change, we dig in deeper. Even if the advice is good advice, its our nature to hold onto the ground, that dear patch of earth, like our life depends on it.
However, when we do go with the flow of change, we grow immensely as people, we gain “life experience” like we are in a video game called LIFE. The next time we come up against adversity, we are more agile and we navigate it with grace instead of coming undone.
So maybe we can take a lesson from this root:
Dont be an asshole. A stubborn, thick root fixed fast in the one patch of ground. Be agile, and dont be scared of change. In fact, when the idea of change creates that faint anxiety, that little butterfly in your stomach, actively walk towards it and immerse yourself.
Be a bird. Fall from your nest and go with the flow of the breeze.
But not a noisy bird. Please. That shits annoying.