I am indebted to Richard Condon and to Ian Cumming who inspired this
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My life turned out this way. My life isn't something that might have
turned out different than the way this turned out. This
is my life. It's mine, all mine! All the predicaments
are my opportunities, all the challenges are my play, all the
difficulties are my occasions to
all the hopeless times are my moments out of time to invent new
When I get my life as the way this turned out and not as
any other way it would have, could have, or
should have turned out, it is what it
is and it ain't what it ain't, it's perfect, it's
complete, and I live coming from the possibility of
enormous freedom and creativity.
My life isn't the life I'll have, the life I'll get to as
soon as all this stuff is handled. My life isn't the life
I'll start living once I've actioned the agenda minutiae. My life isn't
the life which will begin once all these things I must do
are done. My life isn't the life I'll live when the chores are
complete. My life isn't the life on hold waiting for all
these errands to be run. This stuff (the agenda minutiae, all these
things I must do, the chores, all these errands)
is my life.
I enter all the agenda minutiae in my Letts of
diary on the date and time they're to be actioned. As soon as they're
complete, I delete them. I note all these things I must do in my
schedule. Once they're done, once they're complete, I delete them. I
enter the chores in a daily list. When they're complete, I delete them.
I enter all these errands in my diary also. As soon as I run them and
they're complete, I delete them.
My life is always complete like a possibility ...
right ... now. The actions I've yet to complete
(the agenda minutiae, all these things I must do, the chores, all these
errands) are incompletes I hold in a context of completion. In
this way, even when they're incomplete, they're complete!
ie I have a context in which to hold them as complete: they're
completely incomplete. Then, when I actually complete them, I
What's left after I delete them in the context of completion is
nothing. What's left after I create completion is
nothing. When I create nothing, that's the only real
opportunity I have to be truly creative. Creating anything in my life
not coming from nothing isn't creating at all. It's simply
changing, rearranging, altering, or amending what's already there.
I got my mantra for handling all this stuff
in a context of completion from my friend's scrolling
marquee screensaver. It says ... Complete and delete.
... Complete and delete. ... Complete and delete.