getting “right-sized” in…


i played small during the five years i lived here.  it feels wonderful to be in one of my favorite cities clean and sober!  my life is a living amends and as i walk the streets of san fran it’s a walking amends.  here’s to getting “right-sized” in your life…whatever it means to YOU!

peace + love + laughter + healing,    -kathleen.

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  1. NicoleApril 10, 2011 at 9:32 am 

    On a very small scale, getting right-sized means asking myself if I own my things, or if they own me. I’ve often asked myself, “If my house was on fire, what would I be absolutely devastated to lose?” The list of things that can’t be replaced is very small. The people in the house, pets, Robert’s deceased mother’s and grandmother’s rings, and our IDs. I should be responsible and put children’s photos, copies of important documents and such in a safety deposit box in a bank. Everything else is meaningless.
    I think the second thing I think of in regard to right-sized would be remembering I’m not that damn important 🙂 When I consider ALL of my needs above that of others, I am saying I’m more important than them. I try my best to show up for things on time, which shows respect for the person waiting on me. And I need to be better about compromising on areas of contention, without giving up consideration for values and needs. This often means determining what a need is. If always saying, “yes, I will do it” is going to cause me to resent the other or myself, then maybe there is some middle ground that can alleviate unfairness.
    Thanks for reminding me of this principle! My “built-in forgetter” causes a lot of unnecessary suffering 😛

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