Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Strength in Stopping

There is seldom a reason to rush. Doing something may make us feel better, because it gives the impression we tried. In a world biased to action, sometimes strength lies in doing nothing. Not passively. Doing nothing with full awareness. Waiting. Listening. Focusing. 'When there is nothing particularly clever to do, the potential pitfall lies in insisting on being clever' (Howard Marks). Reality is a complicated, ambiguous, random beast. Fighting it, is meeting it on its terms. It will win. In active stillness, we can build resilience. The ability to withstand the battering, and come out on the other side stronger. There is strength in stopping.

Sometimes the best way to fight the Beast, is not to

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