I have been quite busy the past weeks trying to salvage what I could of my four-hundred page manuscript, after my computer was attacked by a number of nasty malware. The Geek Squad said the computer needed a complete system recovery, which I felt fine doing because I thought all of my files were safe on a cloud. Wrong! After cleaning my computer, I found that the cloud had not saved major parts of the manuscript. Luckily I had just printed out the manuscript a week before the malware attack. So now I am typing the entire four-hundred pages into a new document. I don’t type very fast – probably around 30 words a minute – so this is taking FOREVER.
But guess what? I am revising as I type, and I have not had one negative thought beyond, “Oh what a bummer. Well, let’s get on with the task of making it right.” Acceptance is the key here. I have been practicing acceptance of things we cannot change for many years, and it really came in handy.
I have taken the path of least resistance: Acceptance, Responsibility, and Defenslessness. I am taking full responsibility for the malware. I trusted someone who said they were from Microsoft, who actually was a malware hacker. I won’t bore you with the whole story, but please be careful who you do business with.
I love the Master Key System. Thank you Mark and Davene for teaching me the Path of Least Resistance.