This quote was on the side of my Starbucks cup this morning:
The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating - in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.
Tyranny of the internal critic.
I like that. As someone who lets her head get in the way far too much, this really rang true. Rational hesitation is fear. It has been said that there are only 2 real emotions - love and fear - and that the broad scope of all other human emotions boil down to one or the other. Rage, despair and sadness - these all fall into the fear category. Gratitude, happiness and compassion - these all fall into the love category. I know what I aspire to, but I must admit, it is extremely difficult at times. I suppose the point is to not give in to despair...which would be fear, I suppose. These things are so confusing sometimes....
Furtheron, I'll play fantasy hooky with you!! Maybe we can meet at the bike racks after recess.
1. Where would you go?
Well, I'd book a ticket to somewhere I've never been before...probably Paris. I've made it a goal to travel to every single one of the "top 200" cities listed in the Lonely Planet's Cities Book, before I die. I've been to 20 so far, and am adding Barcelona, Madrid, Florence, Venice and Rome in October. Paris is numero uno, followed by New York, Sydney, Barcelona and London. I've been to New York and London already, so Paris it would be.
2. Who would you go with?
Hmm...ideally I'd go with the love of my life, soulmate of my dreams, to the most romantic city on earth, but since I haven't met him yet - any of my mischievous girlfriends would be just fine!
3. What would you do there?
Why, get into all kinds of trouble of course!