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Consistency is Over-rated May 10, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Poetry, Word Play.

Exercise-SunsetIf a man admits
That a choice he made was wrong
Will he then be right?

Looking within leads
to the next best step . . . just start
and the way appears

Final walk-through: turn
in the keys and turn the page
as that chapter ends

Consistency is
over-rated . . . to become
whole, let go the past

Chinaman-fishingAn early morning
Up before the dawn, we yawn
As the full moon shines

Aah . . . that’s better!

Sidey’s Weekend Theme ~ Inconsistency


1. SidevieW - May 10, 2013

nice thoughts! let go, you aren’t the same person you were ‘back then’

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

Yes! Heraclitus – “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

cecilia - May 10, 2013

wow, i really like that too, your pages are full of gems today! c

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

Thanks, Cecilia. On the farm, you have a front row seat to the turning of the wheel . . . even if you rarely get the chance to sit down. 😉

2. ericjbaker - May 10, 2013

Not only is it overrated, it’s impossible. Some über-competitive people like to “set the bar impossibly high, so I’m always reaching.”

Sometimes it makes them super annoying to be around.

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

Uber competitives are uber annoying. :mrgreen:

As are people who try to drag us back into the past by saying things like . . . “Well, you USED TO like XYZ!”

3. Pocket Perspectives - May 10, 2013

evolving positive “consistency” within…potential is there. Consistency around us…not likely….things change….sometimes quickly!

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

May we continue to grow in directions that illuminate our passions. 😀

4. Judson - May 10, 2013

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds” … Emerson

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

Thanks, Judson! I love it! Especially, “hobgoblin of small minds.” :mrgreen:

5. kateshrewsday - May 10, 2013

It is a huge relief to me, as you can well imagine, that consistency is overrated 😀

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

It is a huge relief to me too! 😛

6. diannegray - May 10, 2013

I’m so glad – being the inconsistent person I am 😉

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

So much more FUN to just go with the mood of the moment. 😎

7. Paula Tohline Calhoun - May 10, 2013

Yup! “Consistency is the hob-goblin of little minds.” You’ll never find any consistency in me, because consistency is the hob-goblin of little minds.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - May 10, 2013

And, having read Judson’s comment after I wrote mine, I’ll tell you that in my own mind, my quote is better. . ANY consistency counts. . .Have you ever heard the phrase, “Consistency is the hob-goblin of little minds?”

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

I’ve heard Emerson’s quote before . . . I expect that he meant that some habits are good habits. You know, like brushing our teeth every day. Or taking regular showers. :mrgreen:

8. colonialist - May 11, 2013

When one’s consistently over-ated, one’s consistency gets overrated,
Which is known as over-weighted? 🙂

nrhatch - May 11, 2013

Yup, over-ated –> over-weighted! :mrgreen:

9. Three Well Beings - May 11, 2013

These are excellent! Consistency IS perhaps over-rated. Much better to start fresh each day. Great interpretation of Sidey’s weekend theme, Nancy!

nrhatch - May 11, 2013

Fresh starts, and pulling up roots, help us see life’s possibilities anew . . . but we are such creatures of habit, eh?

10. theonlycin - May 11, 2013

Good one, Nancy, no point in trying to travel forward by looking backwards. Have a great weekend xxx

nrhatch - May 11, 2013

Thanks, Cin!

Our minds get cluttered, like attics, filled with old bags and accumulated junk. It’s up to us to sweep away the cobwebs.

11. sufilight - May 12, 2013

” To become whole, let go of the past,” these words stood out loud and clear for me. By being in the past or even the future we become fragmented, not focused on what matters: which is the moment of now. Just thinking out loud… 🙂

nrhatch - May 12, 2013

Good thoughts, Marie. When we step firmly into the present, we are grounded in the NOW.

12. Perfecting Motherhood - May 13, 2013

If there’s one thing to be said about life, it’s that life is inconsistent! And unpredictable. Go with the flow…

nrhatch - May 13, 2013

Yup. “That’s the way we’ve always done it” . . . is not reason enough, standing alone, to keep doing it that way. 😀

13. jannatwrites - May 13, 2013

To become whole, let go of the past – I like that. I think it’s good to acknowledge a misstep, but not to dwell on it and hold us back from the next step. (And it helps to carry our own stepping stone, like the woman in the cartoon :))

nrhatch - May 13, 2013

Exactly! Have stepping stone, will journey. 😀

14. Are You Doing IT Right? | Spirit Lights The Way - September 23, 2013

[…] Be open.  Listen.  Adjust your sails if necessary.  Consistency is over-rated. […]

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