When I was younger, I followed the adults before me and made a New Year’s Resolution or two. It’s as if January 1 were some magical day, which that alone ensured success for those things I’d wanted to change. More often than not, I’d fail to follow through. Eventually, I stopped doing that. On the day I decide when I’m frustrated or dissatisfied enough to warrant some change within myself, I do it, whatever that day of the year turns out to be. It seems it works better for me this way.
pay attention now
your heart is talking to you
a change is coming
Forward or back?
One could argue going back is not a bad thing, although most would say forward is the only way. That’s progress.
Forward = Progress, Backwards = Failure
Is it really, though?
Some things might be better with progress, but it would seem to also create more to solve or resolve. Don’t you think?
We forget that some things, not all things, were actually easier just to feel content with. It didn’t require advancement. It was an acceptance of something good and held some ease for us because it was ingrained in us. That isn’t always a bad thing.
As much as I love progress and doing things better (and I really do!), I’ve also found that development introduces a new level of “work” that has to be incorporated. It actually means adjusting in a way to what is easier but then requires more effort to be “aware.” It fills your mind to the point where you’re at a maximum state of involvement. Is that really progress? For me, it just means another challenge to balance.
It’s like we are more engaged in a way but not meaningfully. So I feel like simplification is distancing us from meaning. How then is this progress a good thing?
I, for one, would like to remain genuinely invested in this world.
What about you – how do you feel about progress?