Do what you say, then do it again, even better.
We need your dreams, but we also need your deeds. Seth Godin
I hold myself in the deeds side of living
these doings come from my dreams for sure
but rarely spend time percolating there, steeping and becoming aromatic.
More often than not I grab them out of the roaster before they’re ready to hit the brewer
expecting them to taste rich, satisfying and bold.
too often its just bold
which can often be bitter.
Slow roasting tastes so much better on the palette
one must learn from the failures to capture real success.
I can pile up trials in the failure column
and am gratefully aware of the handful in the success column.
but I am ready for more
deeper richer bolder
flavors on my palette
I am coming aware that this takes time
i’ve been given so much opportunity to take it too-
-two years abroad with downtime to think
-new place, home, giving me space
physical emotional spiritual mental
to pause and reflect
but I’ve run from it everytime
every single time.
run from the pause from the reflection
now is time to look back
and savor the scents coming from the roasters
anticipate the rich flavors
coming to rest on my palette
through percolating patience
It’s not about looking to what of those past failures could’ve become successes ‘had I only…’
but about savoring the successes
and those to come
by letting time have it’s way with the process
time is my partner
not my adversary, this time~