Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What are my [dis]Illusions?
No, this is not about Use Your Illusion I
or Use Your Illusion II, although I stumbled upon a sweet heavy metal blog
looking for FREE and unrestricted Guns N' Roses images.
As we get into THIS time of year (and maybe this only speaks to teachers and basketball coaches), there is something about mid-January and mid-term exams and the heart of your conference basketball schedule and the day-in-day-out muddle it all becomes...
Don't we seem to lose ourselves?
I just revisited my copy of Richard Bach's Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. Oh, and if you haven't checked out his blog yet, feel free to postpone your time on this page.
Three lines that resonate with this mid-January grind:
"There was a Master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana, raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne" (1).
Love it. Don't take yourself seriously. Have a sense of humor. Recognize who you are and what you are doing.
"You teach best what you most need to learn" (48).
I wish all of the people spouting negativity and defeatism and pontificating about whatever gets them all riled up could take a step back, remember where they are from and who they are and that they "teach best what [they] most need to learn."
And finally, "Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world--even if what is published is not true" (48).