Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cogs - Continued

Continued from Here

"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects." ~ Herman Melville

Remember my analogy about our lives intersecting with other people's lives - kind of like the legs on a cog? It is a good thing because we all can help one another with the various sections of our lives.

No one is autonomous. We are connected to other people through our interests, desires, needs, education, friendships, lovers, technology, etc. When we have an area of deficiency, we tend to attract and gravitate toward those who can help.

Like cogs or gears, we help propel one another along our paths. Sure there are some that cause the gears to grind, overwork, break or come to a halt. Our goal in life is to limit those interactions or correct them as soon as we are able. Notice I said, able? Just because we realize that we have those kinds of people in our lives, doesn't mean that we always let go of them immediately - merely because we aren't yet able to do so.

Like tends to find like, so we attract those who share our interests, etc in those areas in our lives where things seem to be running well, flowing smoothly without a glitch - unless we start to ignore them. That's what happens sometime to our relationships. People put all this work into them at the beginning then once it is established and running smoothly, we get complacent and forget to do the maintenance needed to keep that balance. We can't ignore the areas of our lives where things are working. We have to pause and do a pulse check on those to make sure we avoid any issues that could cause our lives to just come to a screetching halt.

Are the areas of your life balanced? Do you need to pause and check on the areas of your life that are currently working well so that you can focus on the others to get your life back into balance?


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