Friday, September 5, 2014

And We All Fall Down

While we are busy managing mixed emotions during conflict 
we often forget that the other person is going through the same thing.

Ring around a Rosie's,
A Pocket Full of Posies,
Ashes Ashes We All Fall Down

Ashes on the Water, Ashes on the Sea
We all Jump up with a One, Two, Three !

Sounds like a harmless childrens' story .
The first verse refers to death at the hands of the 'Black Plauge'.
The roses were to cover the smell of ensuing death.
The last verse refers to resurrection.

I remember feeling anxious every time I went in the ring, like it was the first time.
Even though I was in superior condition and the crowd was on my side.

We need to be absolute in our knowledge of
our capabilities and limitations.
 We need to know the enemy

Pre attack indicators, common tactics, and deceptions.

Those who forget the lessons of the past
 are doomed to relive them.

In training we repeat the same patterns,
 the same exercises expecting a different result.

In relationships the grass is greener, that is till we all fall down.

Then we resurrect ourselves and blindly try to find a solution

 by recreating the same situation expecting a different result.

The percentage of phrases used to heal a relationship,
 give way to those that will likely destroy it.

Even by ending the relationship in time to avoid further damage,
 the negative patterns return over and over in each ensuing relationship.

In the end were all just 7 pints of blood in a meat suit,
so if you don't mind it don't matter.
-Robb Buckland-

The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over expecting a different result.

-Albert Einstein-

Apparently I told this quote to a friend and she quoted it back to me....

Trust and loyalty are a rare commodity these days.
They are building blocks for love and friendship.

When the Captain asks you to walk the plank on the pirate ship
only trust the mate that never looked back   !