This past year has been tough in many ways.
My marriage ended.
Our cat died.
My cousin was killed.
When shit like that happens, it’s easy to wish that life were different. It’s human to wish this. It’s natural and probably unavoidable at the time.
But life isn’t different, so eventually we have to get to a point where we realise that wishing it were is pointless.
Certain things that are happening in my life are showing me the meaning behind some of those events.
I’ve realised that often we can’t know the meaning behind an event when we’re in it; it’s not until we emerge on the other side that we realise its importance.
So my advice to you if you’re in the middle of it; don’t worry if you can’t see the meaning now, know that it all happens for a reason and that reason will one day reveal itself to you if you are open to it.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.