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“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities.

Strengthen the individual.

Start with yourself.

Take care with yourself.

Define who you are.

Refine your personality.

Choose your destination and articulate your Being.

As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted,

“He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.”

—Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos 2”

 

This quote has been in the forefront of my mind ever since reading it in John Tesh’s book; Relentless. Remember John Tesh? He’s the good looking guy from Entertainment Tonight back in the day.  Well he’s lived quite a life-including overcoming a terminal cancer diagnosis- and he recounts it all in his book. This isn’t a review by the way, I’m not that far into it..but this quote just struck me as important- especially in this strange moment we are all sharing..and I’m just wondering:

Can we still have vision and direction in spite of our circumstances?

Can we still define, or maybe refine, who we are?

Can we craft a more vital and consequential purpose for ourselves..even with limited options and ever-changing realities?

Can this worst time give rise to our best moment?

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. I think this is the perfect time for self reflection. But I am not making any plans for a future that is chained to fluid moments that shift so quickly and without warning. It’s always best to live in the present moment anyway. I love the Jordan Peterson quote. Stay as healthy as possible. Stay safe.

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    1. Cindy says:

      We all have to do what gives us the most peace. My daughter is all excited about the great deal she just snagged on an oceanfront suite on Miami Beach..for June..🤔 I asked her if she’d be able to cancel and she said yes. I think just looking at the pictures, booking and imagining such a glorious vacation is giving her joy in this moment. I’m kind of in the middle..somewhere between just living for today and imagining all the things I want to do when this is over..including reveling in everything I used to take for granted and building an all around better (less self-centered) version of myself…that part, doesn’t need to wait..I can start that process today.

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      1. I am so grateful for you, and for the hope you raise in me. Yes, there will be a tomorrow – even if we cannot fathom what it may look like. It’s so easy to get bogged down in all the gloom and doom. We all take things for granted, perhaps this will be a golden opportunity to stop, breathe, and take stock of all that is truly important in this life. May God bless and keep you & yours safe.

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      2. Cindy says:

        Our pastor had a great online sermon the other day..he reminded us that while we should deal in facts we should also live in truth. The facts we all know..and they suck..they really do. But the truth is that God loves us and He has promised to be with us always. He is in control and we can cling to him for stability, strength and hope. Even though the facts are awful, we need not be overwhelmed by them..we can disconnect a bit from the 24/7 bombardment of bad news –yet still stay informed and use that freed up head space to focus on God. I keep reminding myself that YES–I am called to be light in the darkness..and that NO–the glow from my hair if it’s on fire doesn’t count! 😂HAHA!!!

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      3. LOL let’s hope you don’t set your hair on fire! Thanks, Cindy, we need all the positive energy we can get in these dire times. Thanks for sharing your beautiful light.

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