Just a very quick update: The Pepper Scale stays. What am I talking about? In my last post, I had learned some great wisdom about how ‘The vast majority of our struggles are self-created, and we can choose to overcome them in an instant.’ But I wasn’t living it out. It had gotten to a point where if I could not ‘get my act together’ I was going to have to bring the Pepper Scale back down to Tepid. I had only recently been able to raise it from Tepid. So now for the update:
The Pepper Scale stays! It wasn’t perfect or amazing, but I pushed through. I worked hard, felt the pull to distractions and busy work, but was able to sit for a minute, think about it, (an early form of meditating for me, thanks Leo!) and realize I was simply afraid, afraid of something I didn’t need to be afraid of. Once I realize what was going on, I was able to turn myself back to my meaningful work. (That’s one of the things that makes this so tough, I will often run to busy work. What’s ‘tough’ about this? I always make the excuse that I am still ‘working’, but I am really not working on what I need to get done.)
The Pepper Scale stays, now off to do it again today! Thank you for the support!