July 27, 2020

While journaling this week I stumbled on to the notion of fear, and what exactly that looks like and means to me.

Leaning into it has been an explorative process. 

Excited to share more soon.

Now let’s get to it; Here’s 1 Thought, 1 Quote, and 1 Question for the week…

1 Thought From Me

Fulfillment is a byproduct of saying “no” to amazing opportunities that don’t align with your vision and goals

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1 Quote From Another

Life is divided into three periods—that which has been, that which is, that which will be. Of these the present time is short, the future is doubtful, the past is certain. For the last is the one over which Fortune has lost control, is the one which cannot be brought back under any man’s power. But men who are engrossed lose this; for they have no time to look back upon the past, and even if they should have, it is not pleasant to recall something they must view with regret. They are, therefore, unwilling to direct their thoughts backward to ill-spent hours, and those whose vices become obvious if they review the past, even the vices which were disguised under some allurement of momentary pleasure, do not have the courage to revert to those hours…The mind that is untroubled and tranquil has the power to roam into all the parts of its life; but the minds of the engrossed, just as if weighted by a yoke, cannot turn and look behind… Present time is very brief, so brief, indeed, that to some there seems to be none; for it is always in motion, it ever flows and hurries on; it ceases to be before it has come, and can no more brook delay than the firmament or the stars, whose ever unresting movement never lets them abide in the same track. The engrossed, therefore, are concerned with present time alone, and it is so brief that it cannot be grasped, and even this is filched away from them, distracted as they are among many things.

Seneca, On The Shortness Of Life, X

1 Question For You

What perceived failure are you holding onto that is holding you back from moving forward?

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