Monday, 16 March 2015

Consider this...

So I have been thinking...yeah I know...dangerous times....

But see I've had this thought, a little random thought. 

Y'see I was on a phone call yesterday, had taken a bite out of an apple whilst on hold (it was a long call). I had plenty of time to finish my mouthful before the person I was talking to came back. 
For whatever reason, I kept holding my apple for the entire duration of that phone call, didn't bother putting it down once - and at the end when I hung up, I noticed something.

And this is where I had this thought.

For arguments sake, forget my phone call and let's say I'm holding an apple up in front of your face. Yep, a regular crispy apple.

Now let's say I ask you; "How heavy is this apple?"

You're going to guess.  Maybe anywhere between 100 grams in the metric system or maybe 3-4 ounces if you're from the States.

Now what say I tell you that no matter how much you determine this apple's weight to be, you will always be wrong - even if you take the apple from me and physically weigh it.

You're going to think I'm mental.  

So what am I on about?

The thing is, the longer you hold that apple, the sooner you will change how you consider it's weight.

To clarify - if you hold that apple up in front of my face for a minute or two, it wont be a problem - right?

But what if you were to hold that apple up in front of my face for an hour? 

Or two hours? 

Or maybe two days straight?

The weight of that apple will not physically change but the longer you hold it, the heavier it will get.

And here's where that thought has come in, knocking around in my back-brain until it's arrived here.

Could this be some kind of analogy for difficulties we all face, for stresses, anxiety's, panic's, worries and concerns?

Why YES!  They are all like this apple!

The longer you hold onto them and the longer you worry about things, the more painful they become and the heavier on you they get.

Remember to put the apples down.

You'll feel better for it.