The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry

A Glass of Water

From Facebook – Dealing with Depression

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I ho…for the rest of the story, click the link.

The things we carry that weigh us down.

  • Yesterday.
  • Last Week.
  • Last Month.
  • Last Year.
  • Last Decade.

These lasts become today’s lost time.

Even toxic radioactivity has a half-life.

What are you carrying?

How long are you carrying?

When will the lesson be learned so that you can move on with a lighter load?

 More importantly, how will you empty your glass to lessen your legacy load?

 One way is to burn these searing symbolic vile memories into ashes. Write them down on paper. (This is a physical activity – somehow, doing this on the computer and then deleting them seems falsely soft.) Then burn that paper into ashes. Or, Enter The Haggis – Bury My Demons.

Ashes to ashes,

dust to dust,

today becomes tomorrow.



~ by Robert Smith on March 31, 2013.

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