Re: [MOL] Kankucho bird [02295] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Kankucho bird



Such a wise story.
Christine

At 08:08 AM 26/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I wanted to share this with all of you.  I am also a victim of putting things
>off because I feel better today. Although this is directed more towards
>relationships it also applies to ourselves.  Each day we put off going to see
>the DR or treating ourselves to the right foods, believing in our faith and
>ourselves, changing our bad habits or not seeking help from other sources our
>minds, bodies and souls atrophy.
>
>Love to all  ;>)  Les 
>
>Choosing the Same Clone
>
>
>"And so it went on, for day upon day,
>The flock had grown tired, and moved on their way.
>Each day's opportunity missed his blind eye,
>'Til a wasted lifetime had come and gone by."
>-- Loretta McNair ("Kankucho Bird")
>
>
>
>What a wonderful song! Its brilliant author notes it is "a tale of
>procrastination to the extreme." 
>
>
>
>The little Kankucho bird sat in his tree, crying, shivering, and promising
day
>after day that he would build his "shelter." It was only when he was cold at
>night, however, that he lamented. When the Sun came out and warmed him, he
>nestled in and forgot his promise to himself. 
>
>
>
>He sat and sat for so long that on the day he actually started to build
>something, he fell to the ground. His wings had atrophied. He died on the
very
>day he had finally ceased procrastinating. 
>
>
>
>This seems typical of not only Kankucho birds, but people as well. We decide
>to change when the going gets rough, but stop putting our bodies and minds in
>motion if things look better for just the briefest of moments. 
>
>
>
>The most recurring example of this is with our relationships when we keep
>choosing the same type of person. It's not because the attraction is so
>fulfilling and overwhelming. We just haven't faced some part of ourselves,
and
>need to keep relearning for better or worse. 
>
>
>
>We don't know ourselves, and so continue to bring this stranger into each new
>union. With each of us comes baggage. There we are -- standing at the
>threshold of a promising encounter, perhaps loving each other, but
>unconsciously not knowing each other or ourselves. Each person feels
>misunderstood, not cared for, and empty. 
>
>
>
>It takes too little time to recognize we should have worked harder to
>understand ourselves. We should have had that chart done, or entered
>counseling, or struggled to learn more, so we could be a "whole" partner; so
>we could have even greater assurance that this could be the most exciting,
>long-lasting and fulfilling relationship ever! 
>
>
>
>"And there he cried and he shivered,
>And regretfully delivered,
>This was going to be the day I made my home." 
>
>
>
>Been procrastinating?
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