Sunday, June 12, 2011

#Trust30 Day 13: Surprise

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Surprise by Ashley Ambirge

I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of a time when you didn’t think you were capable of doing something, but then surprised yourself. How will you surprise yourself this week?

(Author: Ashley Ambirge)

How will I surprise myself this week, huh? I'm not sure. I haven't really done anything that surprising in a long time. I think that part of the reason that is true is because I worry about EVERYTHING, so I realized a long time ago that just because I worry about it or think I can't do it doesn't mean that what I think about is TRUE. Mostly, my brain thinks about all the "other outcomes" but generally, I have positive ones.  I think that experience takes the surprise out of things because I know myself well enough to know that I will doubt myself or worry or come up with "worst case scenarios" but they don't usually come true and I'm not so surprised by that anymore.

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