This is a new occasional column, suggested by Katherine, herself. Every time I need some really good and practical advice along with some heartfelt compassion, Katherine offers it up. We both agree that all this good advice could be shared with a larger audience, so here we go. Installment #1 of “My Friend Katherine is SO SMART…”
Katherine reads my blog faithfully. I know that a couple of blood relatives read it regularly (Thanks Mom and Cousin Stan. Dad, do you read my blog?). Katherine gets big friend-points for reading and commenting on my posts. After I wrote “Stroll around Mt. Existential,” she had this advice to offer:
Amanda, maybe you could apply what you learned from your meditation practice and makeover some of the other things that you are doing so that they aren’t such a struggle and so that the goal is more attainable.
That is so insightful. I claim not to like things that are hard, but then I set myself up with challenges that really suck the joy out of the process. And isn’t it all about the process?
Good one, Katherine.