Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: self acceptance

  • We’re all actors

    We’re all actors

    In the short story Drive My Car, from the collection Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami, it is said that acting involves leaving who one was for a brief time, but that the self that one is returning to is never exactly the same as the self that one had left behind. Through the lens […]

  • Ask yourself “how can I be more kind”?

    Ask yourself “how can I be more kind”?

    We all know how it feels to be looked after. When we’re upset and someone offers genuine care for us, we shift from feeling closed off and alone to more safe and open. This is easily observed by parents when comforting their kids, or by anyone who has blown off steam with a close friend. […]

  • Lying down on an icy couch

    Lying down on an icy couch

    Everyone feels fear. From the fear of public speaking to anxiety over meeting new people and even the fear of heights, our fears are everywhere and can keep us from living a full life. Fear is uncomfortable, like “lying on an icy couch”, and our natural instinct is to move away from it. Yet, there […]

  • I love this vs I need this

    I love this vs I need this

    “Men are not free when they are doing just what they like. Men are only free when they are doing what the deepest self likes.” D. H. Lawrence I love the work I do. It is fun and endlessly interesting for me to help others with technology. However, there are times where I feel like […]

  • Feeling like an imposter? That might be a good sign

    Feeling like an imposter? That might be a good sign

    I frequently feel like an imposter. Yes, sometimes people say I look like Bradley Cooper, and I may have benefited from that delusion on a trip to Hong Kong in a previous life, but I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about imposter syndrome, that feeling that you are in over your head, that you […]

  • Living life from the neck up

    Living life from the neck up

    “If you aren’t in your body, what significance is there in your experience this moment? Are you preparing, so that you can be here in the future? Are you setting up conditions by saying to yourself, “When such and such happens I’ll have time, I’ll be here.” If you are not here, what are you […]

  • Inviting Mara to tea

    Inviting Mara to tea

    “When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is.” No matter how hard you try to be the best version of yourself, you will always have instances where fear, self-doubt, malice, or temptation rear their head and come to knock […]

  • Keep your appointment with life

    Keep your appointment with life

    “Our appointment with life is in the present moment. The place of our appointment is right here, in this very place.” Thich Nhat Hanh Learning to pause and recognize what is happening in the present moment is the first step in the practice of Radical Acceptance. The trouble is that the times when we need […]