Weighing Matters

my journey to b.e.t.t.e.r

what I’ve learned about water

A lecturer when explaining anger management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked; “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If you hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If you hold it for an hour you will have an ache in your right arm. If you hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance

In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer you hold it, the heavier it becomes.” He continued, “And that’s the way it is with anger. If we carry our anger all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.

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On January 13, I picked up a glass of water and today I’m amputating my arm! It’s either that, or getting on my knees. [I honestly don’t know which would be more difficult.] But it’s my last post about the situation. I’ve got to find a way to move on.


January 24, 2010 - Posted by | Weight just a minute

1 Comment »

  1. What a wonderful analogy. It is going to stick with me a long time. Wear your knees out, not your arm…or your heart.

    Comment by tracy | January 24, 2010 | Reply

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