Running the sprinkler while it’s raining

Calories we burn trying to fix things

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Anytime we believe that we are broken, sinful and full of mistakes, we are operating from a core belief of unworthiness.

And it’s simply not true. Because contrary to popular conditioning, we are not broken, and we do not need fixing. There is nothing wrong with us because there is nothing wrong. Wrongness and rightness, goodness and badness, these are all stories other people have sold to us.

And so, if we want move from our condition of brokenness to wholeness, we must start by accepting where we are. We must work towards the realization that there is nothing to fix about ourselves. Whatever this bug is, whatever major malfunction we keep trying to get tech support for, it’s not a problem to be solved, it’s an experience to be savored.

Just imagine how many calories we burn trying to fix things that aren’t even broken in the first place. We could power a small village in a third world country with that wasted energy.

And besides, even if there was something wrong, which there isn’t, what do we think is going to happen once we’ve fixed it? Do we really believe that this little project will be enough for us and we’ll stop forever, or is this fixing another level down the codependent rabbit hole that we never come out of?

Here’s an interesting question:

Who were we before we defined things as good or bad and right or wrong?

It’s probably hard to tell. Because that was a long time ago. But there was a point in our lives when our first impulse wasn’t to fix, save or treat ourselves.

And now we finally have a chance to get back to that place. To drop our tool belts and stand firm in our own worthiness.

You know, it’s funny, we’re always told that any relationship based on one person trying to fix the other is doomed to failure. And yet, we fail to apply the same logic to the relationship we have with ourselves.

So say it with me. There is nothing wrong with you because there is nothing wrong.

It’s all yours. Make yourself own that for a moment.

Where in your life are you running the sprinkler while it’s raining?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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