Life Is Messy... Get Over It!

by Scott Noelle

In man’s quest to conquer nature, our culture has developed an unhealthy aversion to the natural messiness of life.

Heaven forbid you should eat an apple that isn’t nice and round and free of bug bites. Those get made into applesauce so we never have to see their messiness!

And if our high-tech, Star Trek fantasies were real, we could avoid the messiness of birth and simply “beam” babies out of the womb — without a drop of blood in sight.

Even if you’re a “crunchy” parent who’s not afraid of nature’s messiness, there may be other kinds of messes you abhor, like the messy ways children learn, explore, and process emotions. Or the messy way you grow through parenthood.

Improve Your Groove

Today, whenever you feel bothered about anything, ask yourself, “What ‘messiness’ am I resisting?” Are you not allowing your own process to be messy?

Well, get over it! Life IS messy. :)

Let life’s messes remind you how good it is to be ALIVE!

Originally published on 2006-11-15
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