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reSLience… a.k.a. resilience

it's what lies within that really matters

One of my favorite things is to turn up the music so loud in my little car that people wonder what I’m up to on my daily commute. No, I don’t have the bass that makes your chest pump. I don’t even think I am really affecting those around me because it is hot here and people most drive with their windows up and air conditioners on. I think it was Sting that said it best in Synchronicity… “Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes”… that’s me.. a lemming in a shiny metal HYBRID box šŸ™‚

So.. this therapy… that now costs more than it used to due to the price of gas.. today included a favorite CD of Alanis Morissette. The song that most applied is her recipe for success: 8 Easy Steps. I love it. Dripping with sarcasm and yet so prescribed like so much of our lives are.

Take a listen:

How to stay paralyzed by fear of abandonment
How to defer to men in solvable predicaments
How to control someone to be a carbon copy of you
How to have that not work and have them run away from you
How to keep people at arms length and never get to close
How to mistrust the ones you supposedly love the most
How to pretend you’re fine and donate need help from anyone
How to feel worthless unless you’re helping

I’ll teach you all this in 8 easy steps
In the course of a lifetime you’ll never forget
I’ll show you how to in 8 easy steps
I’ll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

How to hate women when you’re supposed to be a feminist
How to play all highest when you’re really a hypocrite
How to hate God when you’re a prayer and a spiritualist
How to sabotage your fantasies

I’ve been doing research for years
I’ve been practicing my ass off
I’ve been waiting my whole life for this moment, I swear to you
Culminating just to be this well versed leader before you

How to lie to yourself and thereby to everyone else
How to keep smiling when you’re thinking of killing yourself
How to normalaholic (?) to avoid going within
How to stay stuck in your life blaming them


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