Duct Tape & WD-40

Posted: May 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Duct tape and WD- 40 will fix anything.  If it moves and it shouldn’t use the duct tape; if it doesn’t move and it should, hit it with the WD-40.

 I’d like to introduce you to the emotional equivalents of those two: kindness and a stiff spine.  These aren’t menat to be used against others, although they can be used with others so long as manipulation is not the intent, but rather on yourself. These are tools for YOUR sticky spots and loose parts.

 Kindness to yourself and self love will go a LONG way towards solving much inner turmoil.  Forgiving yourself, not beating up on yourself, and not beating a dead horse all fall uner that umbrella.  If you treat yourself as you’d treat another person (provided you like said person), things go a lot more smoothly.  So you did something wrong. Figure out a way to make sure it doesn’t happen again (alarm, anyone?) and then forgive yourself.  No point in continually rubbing your own nose in it.  If you wouldn’t berate  a 3 year old over, don’t berate yourself over it. Be nice to yourself.  Love yourself. It’s not the end of the world (unless it is, but that’s another post.)

A stiff spine will solve a multitude of other problems.  Tired of being a doormat, a pushover, and in general being walked all over?  Stand up for yourself and what you believe in.  If your spine is as limp as cooked spaghetti, work your way up to standing up for everything.  Start at holding your own ground in a discussion with a loved one.  It’s also a means of standing up to yourself.  You will have the spine to tell the Mean Cunt side of yourself  to go fuck herself when she starts harping on you. You will be able to tell that craving for [food, spending needless money, whatever] to go to hell. You will be able to hold your ground against that darker part of you always planting seeds of doubt and self- distrust.

Self kindness and a stiff spine are the ghetto rigging tools in your psychological toolbox.  If you have nothing else, you ALWAYS have those. Why not use ’em?


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