Procrastination, fear and obstruction overcome by activity.
Human society loves immediate gratification, but nature shows that the reward is often delayed in coming after activity. The acorns I planted sat silently sleeping for many months before manifesting as oak saplings.
You achieve nothing in life without intelligent action. After time away I faced challenges to writing on Liberated Way again: fear of losing writing form; procrastination formed from the fear and inertia of writing inactivity; the changes to WordPress that made the blogging platform strange, complicated and clumsy, changes that I totally disliked.
Change is a universal truth in nature, Heraclitus observed “everything flows,” a motto I have adopted for my business. Living things adapt to change or fail in the game of life. It is for us to flow with the changes, adapting in harmony with nature. Change has no master, it is useless complaining, and worse, doing nothing. Regret is painful to those that make no attempt to meet a challenge or seize an opportunity; by attempting something and failing such as getting light out of a potato a few days ago, provides relief from regret.
The only answer to challenges in life is activity, getting your hands dirty, taking the cuts and bruises; learning through failure; expending energy, tears, sweat and sometimes blood through a painful, sometimes boring process against relentless obstacles, opposition and pain. It might seem that after a massive expenditure of time, energy and money in a painful fight resulting in abject failure the individual might question why they bothered, but hidden treasure such as wisdom born from experience in the attempt, and a tough mind born of the strife of the stressful experience is the least of rewards no book or easy walked path can give you.
In this game of life those who act are the hero, those that complain and do nothing are the zero. The rewards of life come to the hero who has acted because they have planted seeds that often reward them later on with a harvest of benefit. Those who do nothing, plant nothing, and often harvest nothing but regret. It is also the case rewards in life are rarely immediate, manifesting months, years even decades later after the attempt just as my acorns I planted took many months before manifesting as oak saplings.
It is good to use intelligence in action, by following a path with intelligence increases success and reduces the pain suffered by a process of action. The flowers I planted in my garden I intelligently decided to plant in the right season, the joy of watching them slowly manifesting as spring flowers is born of this intelligence.
The only answer to these challenges against my blogging was plunge in and get writing again, it was hard and messy, with mistakes, but now I flow again as I write this latest article.