Thursday, July 16, 2009

holding fast

Pillar:def-A fundamental principle or practice; A vertical cylindrical structure standing alone.

Who decides who is going to be a pillar? Is it in our character? Were we forced into the decision by a parent's lack of stability? or is it in our genes?...My summation would be all of the above.
People say "oh, i have to be strong for this or that" but is that really whats on the order for the person they are being "strong" for?

Who do we help more when we make our attempts to be strong or available? Is it them or ourselves that receives the benefit? I try to find the balance in being of service and being strong for myself but am still confused in the why. I am tired and know its a lifestyle in a way but i need a break from "strength". Inclining my ear I wait to hear those words cry out to me....hold fast

2 comments:

FredWeasley'sGurl said...

This was very interesting. I've never really thought about being strong for others like that, but it's so true.

"Is it them or ourselves that receives the benefit?"

Thanks for making me think more on the issue :)

stacy said...

Phil Petty... Stop it! Stop being a statue. You don't need to be strong, you just need to be there... sometimes you can't all rely on strength. You need to lean on something or someone. Take a break. How tired would you be if you always had to be superman? To always be a pillar!