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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 09:39 PM

Food for Thought

Some delicious food for thought on procrastination

Procrastination is not what it seems...What looks from the outside like our delay; our lack of commitment; even our laziness may have more to do with a slow, necessary ripening through time and the central struggle with the realities of any endeavor to which we have set our minds. To hate our procrastinating tendencies is in some way to hate our relationship with time itself, to be unequal to the phenomenology of revelation and the way it works its own way in its own gifted time, only emerging when the qualities it represents have a firm correspondence in our necessarily struggling heart and imagination.
- David Whyte
from Readers' Circle Essay, "Procrastination"

http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/03/some-delicious-food-for-thought-on.html

Does this sound familar to anyone here? Our President perhaps?

"necessary ripening through time and the central struggle with the realities of any endeavor to which we have set our minds."


Procrastination, no. He thinks things through, he looks at the realities of his decision.

In the very begining, when I watched him giving an interview, I thought his pausing when he gave an answer was a struggle to answer. I soon learned that he was pausing to think. To work things through, to look at the realities, the cause and the effect.

only emerging when the qualities it represents have a firm correspondence in our necessarily struggling heart and imagination.


Thank you, Mr President!

I thank my lucky stars that we have a President that will Think before he acts!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2013, 10:55 PM

1. Sounds very familiar and a

very compelling way to explain what is actually going on, she.

So many times our patience has been rewarded. President Obama has earned my trust.

thank you for this interesting elucidation from David Whyte via smartypants that reveals it may not be procastination at all. The wheels are always churning.

How Timely!

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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:01 PM

2. In other words,

patience, grasshopper.

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