Long Time No Memo


This is from page 71 of the March issue of Whole Living. While I was reading this, I heard the "punchline" in my head before I got to it. "Ah," I thought. "A Memo!".

Sometimes, a dreadful experience may be necessary as a rehearsal of sorts. We may need to practice rejecting or otherwise handling dreadful things. If we are not successful in mastering the technique, the the same dreadful thing may keep happening over and over again.

The only thing we can really control, really master, is how we react to the dreadful thing at hand. We have to find the reaction that will cause the dreadful thing to never come back.

This is very close to a concept that is usually attributed to Einstein – the Definition of Insanity is dong the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. When we finally figure out the different thing to do, that’s when different results can be expected.

Now that this family has experienced an experimental percussion concert as being rather unbearable, I bet they never go back again.

What experience should I be looking NOT to repeat?

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