Don’t cry wolf – By @paboukratevans
By Pierre Aboukrat
Don’t cry wolf
First two weeks at SCA and I am feeling good. I mean I was afraid of not keeping up with the others because of my lack of knowledge in creation. I am doing my best to keep up redoing over and over the things that I am learning in school. I am becoming obsessed with success. We went to a protest this weekend and everybody won something your picture on vice, your face in the BBC. I haven’t been took in a picture and I was a little bit upset about that.
Then I remembered the last time I felt bad about myself was at a wedding when I have gotten to drunk didn’t say the right things to the right people. At the morning brunch the next day I was still processing, my face near my crumble eggs. I’d just seated and I felt a gentle tap in my shoulder it was the bride’s father who cheered to me about how great I was last night. Everything went instantly away.
The same occured to me at the protest I was feeling bad because I didn’t got my placard in media. In the end, I’ve gotten approval from my classmates and that’s one of the best things I could have. Also, I had put a lot of effort into the sign but it was maybe not the best idea at the end of my reflection. This story has taught me to build a creation without too much in my mind or when I am tired. I just need to sleep on it and try the next day. A wise man told me a great story come from the shower.
In the meantime, I have killed my babies I have had more than 50 ideas for my placard because my first baby was killed by a simple « it’s cool you have enough time to redo it ». My first baby was gone, the one that I played with when I had a lot of time, the one that I love so much. By the way, the idea was: « The boy that cried wolf! Is right ». I went on a long journey of mindfulness and writing ideas. At the end it wasn’t it. I had come with something that pleased me but that nobody understood.
Marc came for help and ended the struggle. He told me « S.U.C.C.E.S » I wasn’t too sure about it at first but in the end I felt less stressed. My last couple of hours of reflection where better built and aiming toward a goal.
In the end, keep your cool kid and don’t cry wolf when you see that something that isn’t right is happening. You won’t make the situation better by screaming or beating the ground. Just be cool ask for a little bit of help if you feel submurged by the work. Mindfulness can certainly help you with that but I am sure that Ben the buddhist will explain that better.
Ps : keep listening to good music.