August 23rd, 2020

We're stronger than we know

“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.”
Paul Klee

We're here for such a brief period of time.

Born one day, gone (almost) the next.

Somewhere in the mix, we try our best. 

We honestly do.

Some achieve great things — apparently — whilst others, well, they live in the shadows or off the radar but they're no less human.

But, whatever your journey, and based on my experience and mine alone, we're stronger, much stronger than we know.

I don't mean in the obvious, anodyne sense of the word but in our ability to endure, to carry on and still function — as if (sometimes) we have a choice.

I realise how, too often, we can become fixated on a narrow definition of success or happiness but beneath all the roil and disturbance, there's something almost diamond-like in quality that never goes away.

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My tweets

  • Sat, 12:43: Spirituality can just as easily become another form of materialism.
  • Sat, 16:35: "Humility is not a peculiar habit of self-effacement, rather like having an inaudible voice, it is a selfless respect for reality . . . " — Iris Murdoch
  • Sat, 17:50: I wonder why we have so little faith in our actual experience of life and, instead, look elsewhere for the answer(s) to who or what we are?
  • Sun, 06:00: “The flesh would shrink and go, the blood would dry, but no one believes in his mind of minds or heart of hearts that the pictures do stop.” ― Saul Bellow
  • Sun, 07:10: We're stronger than we know / today's little blog offering
  • Sun, 07:30: Looking out towards Brent Tor.
  • Sun, 08:16: RT @Astrid_Tontson: Good Sunday morning. Watch how mist thickens in only a matter of minutes. This happens shortly after sunrise. Nature i…
  • Sun, 09:36: We want nothing more than to be understood.