The Better Man Project

Day (424) – While Mowing the Lawn

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Those strokes of brilliance never come at the time you would expect them to. But yesterday, while mowing the lawn…yes…mowing the lawn – which is a cathartic activity in itself – I had a moment of significant mental clarity as the blades of long grass turned into sharp clean layers. And of course, it all relates back to life.

Sometimes the weeds grow in our mind. Those long, spiky, ugly greens that eventually overrun anything they come into contact with if you let them. But in the mind you cannot take out the RoundUp and spray it everywhere. Half the time when you do that on the lawn or around the yard you don’t actually kill the weed…you just killed the top layer. The visible part. But the roots are still lurking out of sight. In life, you have to get down to the root of the problem. Uncover what is really going on in your mind. You have to be vulnerable. You have to be honest.

So I am walking, mowing the lawn…and there was that strike of mental clarity. “Evan…you do this because _____.”…Woah…the root of the biggest weed in my mind was no exposed. And just like the grass…I cut it.

- Evan Sanders

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4 Comments

  1. April 12, 2013

    I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it.

  2. March 15, 2013

    I love the comment about RoundUp – so true. Thanks for the great advice – keep it coming!

  3. March 14, 2013

    “in the mind you cannot take out the RoundUp” We do sometimes try with various substances.

  4. March 14, 2013

    Very interesting how we let “weeds” grow in our minds unable to kill them.

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