Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Advice

"Advice is what we ask for when we know the answer but wish we didn't." - Unknown


I read this quote today and it immediately, and deeply, resonated with me.

It made me think of all the times Ike has told me something that I then sought confirmation from someone else to intellectually and/or emotionally validate.

I wish I had seen this quote earlier in our relationship. I think it would have saved me some hemming and hawing; perhaps not though. It has taken me a long time to learn to listen to myself, to stop the voice in my head that analyzes everything to death and go with what my gut and my dog says is right.

I have done the same thing with Bug – about different issues. I knew he wasn’t ready to go back to work and I kept asking with great reservations. Thinking about it now, it wasn’t really when PT told me that he could go back to work that I chose to start herding lessons back up – it was when Bug told me.

I think I am starting to live this lesson.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Great quote, and often, so true.

Kathy said...

really great quote, but so hard when it is something we really feel strongly about to really know what partof ourself that feeling is coming from, or maybe that is just the doubt.....but in hind sight.... I know exactly what you mean.

teri said...

That is a great quote and post Julie!

101mutts said...

Great quote! So hard to trust instincts, too.