An exit strategy.

It’s a lesson learned: finally understanding the need of an exit strategy before entering. And realizing how it can be done without a struggle: it can be as simple as a gentle laying-down of the patterns.

A quiet, green walking-away.

This week I think someone might have played me for a fool. And I am surprised by my own acceptance. Funny that at this age – in this age – I am turning unabashedly earnest. Even in the face of manipulation. I am shamelessly open to connections, willing to assume face value and accept consequence as something beyond my responsibility.

I never thought my response to emotional truthiness – which seems to have become the status quo of so many of our social interactions – would be to shrug.

I haven’t been swindled for money. Or significant concessions. All they took was my time and my compassion. And while time is a limited resource, compassion is not.

And the practice/praxis of compassion is never a waste of time.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. E says:

    Exit shrug. Warmly wonderful peace. Yes.

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  2. Dave Bonta says:

    And the practice/praxis of compassion is never a waste of time.

    These days, you’re making it really hard for me to stick to my rule of one quote per blogger in the weekly digest…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ren Powell says:

      Best compliment ever.


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