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Slice of the pie

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A slice of a pie, or of the theoretical pies of success, happiness, or knowledge, can look extremely appetizing and will lure us with promises of fantastic flavor and complete satisfaction. Even though we know that ultimate flavor and satisfaction cannot be realistically obtained, at least not permanently, we want to believe it can and will snatch as large a piece of pie we can hold in our mouths and hands. There is nothing wrong with having a dream or dreams focussed on a single pie, but we may find that if we spread our wants and expectations over a variety of pies, we’ll have a better chance at a larger slice of several pies and won’t end up with no pie at all if we’ve placed all those hopes and expectations on just one kind. It is also important to carefully evaluate how large we’d like our slice to be; if we bite off more than we can chew we may find ourselves suffocated in responsibilities or drowned in so much of what we desired in the first place that we cannot enjoy it. On the other hand, if we don’t take as much pie as we could we may wind up feeling bereft and dissatified. It comes down to choices, and knowing yourself. What will you do to get things right and not just get things?

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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.

7 thoughts on “Slice of the pie

  1. Awesome post. I am sharing it on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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