Friday, May 31, 2013

Slowly Falling

As I've been sitting at the computer for the last hour, I've had to adjust the chair three times. It slides down imperceptibly until suddenly I realize that I'm six inches lower than earlier. A similar thing happened to me last week. I was using a music stand and it would slowly drop lower and lower until it became too low to use, so I would have to raise it back up to a good height. It was hard to notice the descent until it became a significant enough amount to be unuseful.

I think many times in life, we find ourselves in a lower place than we thought we were, lower than where we want to be. It takes us by surprise because we thought we were higher than that. The change is gradual enough that we don't notice until it becomes too much of a change.

When it comes to the point of dissatisfaction with our lowness, we have to pull ourselves up. People can help pull us up, but ultimately we'll keep falling unless we consistently adjust ourselves.

It's easy to fall into bad habits and hard to pull out of bad habits. You can't just stop doing a bad habit and leave a void in your life. You have to replace it with something else, hopefully something good.

If you've lapsed to an unacceptable point, then pull yourself up. You'll probably have to do it multiple times. It takes work to stay on high ground, but it's better up there.

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