If you (or I) have walked this path 1,000 times,

so often in fact, 

that we now feel or think the path rather routine and boring,                      

I suggest that you (or I) have stopped really paying attention…probably a while ago now…by the time I (you) realized it for yourself…

And, this is sort of the good news,

This is when the boring path

becomes interesting all over again…boredom’s end is always at the new…

…a simple step/choice/decision/remark made, or not made, absent-mindedly is as simple as any other I’ll ever make…and, I must admit, before I blame anyone or anything else, that the absent-minded moment, that ‘off the cuff,’ flippant remark or that casual slight or overlook of another person’s contributions…well,  

…it’s just very unlikely that whatever happened (while I was less than awake to myself) was or is going to be in the direction I had told myself I had wanted to go…or how I would really rather have liked to be or have said or done…if I had a do-over chance…and, there’s more good news here too…                                 because, you/we get do-overs all the time…I do and you do…every day is a do-over day, a try our best again chance…and, if you/I want, to keep trying…it’s a whole lot more enjoyable than what we’ve been doing for the most part.

Side noticing: Like I mentioned, the path can get interesting in lots of ways…one is through neglect…or denial…or dishonesty, etc…This is not a punishment…it’s a curious development…it doesn’t ruin anything…it does change things though… 

This is not catastrophizing…missteps are only a sticking point when we cover them up… (although a catastrophe can also be only in the eye of the beholder, who knew?)
(this eye of the beholder thing/theme is suspiciously prevalent)

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