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Capability

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Sometimes we wish for an ability or a skill we do not have and that is completely out of our reach or capability to reach. It is just not possible for the human body to breathe under water unaided or to fly unaided as much as we wish and dream they may be. Thus it can be destructive for us to try to reach such unrealistic goals, at the very least it can lead to despair and a negative feeling about one’s authentic capabilities. When we continue to crave an ability that we know is an impossibility we are also ignoring and denying the capabilities we do have. If we deny these capabilities we are denying others out best attributes and more significantly we are denying ourselves esteem, pride in our accomplishments, and the benefits that come with efforts directed in a realistic direction. Of course it can be fun to dream of being capable of impossible things, but we also must be able to wistfully smile and move on to something more in line with our reasonable goals and aspirations. It can be fun to share impossible dreams with others and listen to theirs; the support found just by sharing and knowing that everyone has something they wish they were capable of and can never be can make reality much more attractive. It’s better to take advantage of your own capabilities than to dream of impossibilities, isn’t it?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

11 thoughts on “Capability

  1. I think that the secret is discover which capabilities are within you, discover yourself like a mission, and then you will see what are you able or capable to do. Dream is not too bad, people you dream about pursuing something that is difficult for them to reach, keep going forward in life. So after all, it is a really good question what you have asked today,and I still think that it is a self discovery issue.

  2. I love this some things that are impossible do happen but at a different time till we have done the work to get there or acquire the skills to build upon! Just a thought! 😃

  3. I always thought it was interesting that before we are born, we are floating in fluid and not breathing air at all. As soon as we are born, we can’t do that anymore. Why do we lose that ability, I wonder.

  4. Such a good and sober post – thank you.

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