Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Took Advice!

Normally, I'm as stubborn as a box of rocks. Advice? Not generally. And not only am I as stubborn as a box of rocks, I think my head's made of up rock, too. After all, I can pound it against a problem for it feels like forever, and not see any progress. Yet, I'll keep going at it.

Isn't the definition of stupid the act of doing the same thing, but expecting different results?

So...I decided to do something different. I listened to all the great advice that came to me after my Sunday Lament.

You know what? It worked. I walked away from my problem child WIP until yesterday afternoon. All of a sudden, while I was doing something else entirely, the problems were fixed in a cascade of information that just tumbled into my brain. It was amazing.

For anyone out there that's had a spinal adjustment, it felt just like all the vertebrae in my spine rippling into place. (That makes me giggle uncontrollably, but my osteopath says that's a normal reaction. Not crazy. Whew!)

So, I want to shout out a big "THANK YOU!" to everyone that helped me, especially Bear, because, like any good bear, he's always got warm and fuzzy hugs when you need them most and he gave good meditation advice. Irene and Elizabeth, I would have thought I was crazy, walking away from a problem until you two urged me to do it.

I feel like this was a real group effort.

We Did It!!!


Irene said...

I am glad that worked out well for you and that you turned out not to be too stubborn to take advice. I am pretty stubborn myself, so I know what you are dealing with. I hope your WIP turns out to be a real winner.

Rob-bear said...

OK, so you took the advice. That's good. But obviously you had to take it somewhere. Like, where? Your kitchen? Your bathroom? On a shopping trip? To a movie? You need to fill in some details here.

Besides, you're not stubborn, you're principled! (Yes, that the word; my wife, Morgan Fairchild, explained it to me!)

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).