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Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Zen Type A Personality

This past weekend, thanks to Facebook, I spent the day with some friends.  Old friends.  Friends I haven’t seen in 10 years.  We had a great time catching up with our lives as they’ve taken different twists and turns throughout the past 10 years. 

Although we all had our bitch sessions about what is going on in our lives now, I left realizing that I am where I am supposed to be right now.  This notion of “being” is what zen is all about.  However, type A personalities, like myself, are always striving for better, always reaching for the next star, always thinking someone has it better than them and wondering how I too can have that (whatever “that” is). 

I like zen.  I want to be zen.  But I also like my driven personality.  I like that I am never satisfied.  I like that I constantly try to better myself and my situation.  I like the fact that this attitude gave me the courage to start Tupelo Honey Teas.  NO, I LOVE the fact that my attitude gave me the courage to start Tupelo Honey Teas.   

I am where I am because of my type A personality and I LOVE it.  Doesn’t mean that I do not still want to be zen from time to time.  That I wouldn’t like a meditation session mid day to calm my nerves a bit.  But I think part of being zen is embracing yourself as you are, good and bad, and making yourself work the best that you can with what you have at that moment. 

Bee Well.  Drink Tupelo Honey Teas.

The Tea Lady.