March 19th, 2020

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Quote of the day

"When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny."
Paulo Coelho

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Endings

“The meanings of life aren’t inherited. What is inherited is the mandate to make meanings of life by how we live. The endings of life give life’s meanings a chance to show. The beginning of the end of our order, our way, is now in view. This isn’t punishment, any more than dying is a punishment for being born.”
Stephen Jenkinson

You'll have to excuse the fact that I'm only now writing today's post, but I've been busy with legal work since first thing. As you can imagine, given the state of world affairs, there are a number of issues starting to emerge that need careful consideration.

Why endings?

Because that's life. Right there. (Everything comes to an end, eventually.)

Sadly, we don't see it that way. It's not that we think we're indestructible but we think we can go on in time-honoured fashioned getting better and better, accumulating more knowledge (not wisdom...), to reach the summit called 'success'; namely, to be all you can be. 

But it's a shell game because we don't ever, or so it seems, accept our limitations and in the process rather than growing, qua humans, we settle into a bone-weary regime of pushing ourselves to the very max because to do otherwise is deemed a failure. 

(What does being yourself really mean?)

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Working from home

Day #3.

I don't find it hard. In fact, I much prefer the solitude to working in an office.

Sad, eh!

That said, I'm glad I've got Alfie to keep me company despite the fact that he doesn't say much 😂.