Socrates was just like a toddler. He liked to ask questions, and no matter what people would answer, he would say (basically) “yes, but why?”. They would answer that question, and he would say, “yes, but why?”.
Eventually they killed him for it. You can’t ask why too much, because that kind of thing can really undermine all the illusions that people hold up as truth.
So, what are you believing right now. What’s holding you back? You have an answer, don’t you?
Yes. But why? And if it weren’t true, what else might it be?
Took a time out from writing about my habit change… Because it was putting me to sleep. I’ve gotten so boring. I go to bed at 10pm most every night. Get up around 6. I’ve been in the gym, running some, and noticing that it comes and goes. Some days I run, some days I don’t. All in all, I’m moving much closer to having stronger exercise habits, in that I get activity pretty much every day. THis is different than it used to be, but I also know that I’d like to be doing an hour of yoga everyday, running further, playing soccer or tennis pretty much every day…
Sometimes I’m frustrated that I’m not there yet. But most of the time, I’m letting it be. I’m looking back at where I came from as much as I’m looking forward at where I’m going.
Nothing is static in this life. Some days we feel up, some days we feel down. I’m starting to understand that there are internal and external rhythms that affect us all, even if we can’t scientifically identify them. I’m learning to balance my own serious impatience for progress and growth, with my own ability to have a nice and friendly conversation with myself inside. Those two things often seem mutually exclusive, don’t they? I’d be curious to hear how other people manage that dichotomy.
What do you think. Can you drive yourself on towards greater heights and yet still be content with where you are right now?GO
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