To the top, dear friend!
What if one of the main purposes of this wacky life is to move blocks to get to the top.
Let's say this was a video game and the only thing on the screen was a pyramid made of movable blocks. We start at the bottom of the pyramid. Somewhere in the pyramid there is an open space to move a block. The goal is to make your way all the way to the top by strategically moving blocks with this one free space. Similar to the sliding puzzle game.
Knowing that our job is to move blocks all the way to the top, we must stop and ask ourselves, are we in fact moving blocks? Or have we stopped?
I think after the initial push of getting out from under the bottom and to higher ground, some people stop. They rest. They get comfortable. That's fair. We've worked hard. We all need a breather.
But, it ain't the top. And unless we get to the top, we have to start all over again.
When the top is the mission, I find that silly little things fall away. Things like obsessing about if this is right or wrong. What people will think. Is this a mistake? What if...? But this isn't allowed. Am I being xyz?
Don't get me wrong, I still get stuck.
But the mission is to get to the top. Clear. Simple. Drama free.
If you find yourself stuck in the middle and there is a "reason" for not ascending, remember, 99% of the time it is inconsequential to our true pursuit.
Move blocks. Get to the top. Total responsibility.