Hopefully you will find enjoyment in the light humorous touch of this post. Although it may be odd, it is true.
Over the last several days I’ve been so excited about the possibilities of life that I simply can’t concentrate. I’m beginning to feel rather frustrated and impatient with my own enthusiasm because it has truly run amok.
I seriously wouldn’t be exaggerating if I told you I break out into leaps around the house, dash out of the door for spontaneous a run around the block, break into song, and practice my ballet turns in my kitchen. Yes, my enthusiasm is out of control. I’ve had the attention span of a gnat for the last several days.
There is a powerful question I ask myself when I’m in heated moments such as being angry or frustrated with someone or some situation. The question is, What would love do?
I’m not sure why the question popped into my head, since it’s usually reserved for deeper life moments, but I’m happy that it did because it gives me a sense of peace.
Today I asked myself that question as I was becoming wildly frustrated with my uncontrolled enthusiasm. My answer surprised me, it was, “Love would let the wild enthusiasm just be. So what if you’re not being productive. Please stop being so concerned about it, enjoy it. Who knows if this ecstatic state will ever happen again.”
So today I’m going to be okay with my volcanic enthusiasm. I know I haven’t posted anything new since last 6 days and nothing is feeling accomplished, but things happen and life happens. It could be far worse, I could be ill. It’s just the enthusiasm flu. In a few days I’ll be well rested and productive again.
Have you ever had this dramatic case of uncontrollable enthusiasm that just kept you from sitting still long enough to get something done? If so please share. I can’t recall having this before.
On a deeper level, because I have a split second that I can sit in this thought. I would like to give you a gift today and the gift is this question, What Would Love Do? It works well when intense emotions arise such as anger, hurt, frustration and sorrow. It gives us a moment to respond in a way that isn’t guided by the intense emotion. It allows us a more truthful and kind response to the person or situation.
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