It’s just become clear to me that I don’t have to do everything everywhere all at once –
nor do you!
But ANYTHING generative, regenerative or “debulking” done here and now can help smooth the way to FIRST NEXT and EVENTUALLY.
What if … just this once …
- I got organized
- Made my bed
- Did my homework
- Cleaned up the kitchen
- Paid the bills
- Trimmed the shrubs / Weeded the garden
- … ?
Surprise! It turns out that ONCE is an amazingly effective catalyst for NEXT, “ELSE” and EVENTUALLY!
And then there’s this:
Germinative / Generative acts tend to metastasize!
Making a positive DIFFERENCE is a positive DIFFERENCE MADE. Even small positive differences are WINS. And they’re both energizing and capacitizing.
This very moment, I’m going out to cut down a dead tree that’s been bugging me for months before the next round of storms in a very wet summer come in … Timing is important and NOW just happens to be “happening” at this moment.
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Forty Minutes later … Deed done!
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Meditation from the Daily Stoic:
“There’s no race, there’s only a runner.
Just keep one foot in front of the other.
That’s what life is. It’s not a race against anyone else–the only thing to measure against is yourself. There is no real finish line either, it’s one foot in front of the other, one sprint, one slog after another. The marathon is getting up and going, in not quitting … in finding satisfaction and pride in the progress that you have made, in the fact that you are better than yesterday.” Daily Stoic, July 18, 2023
SURPRISE #2: Persistently putting “one foot in front of the other” can make one UNSTOPPABLE!
Life is largely a STOCHASTIC process … random things happening randomly with no meaning or purpose … which trends mainly toward degenerative ends.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics actually decrees it: “Everything [untended] tends toward the state of greatest disorder”.
So, anything we can do – even JUST ONCE – to REVERSE that process and keep everything from “going to Hell in a handbasket” defies the “Natural Order” and raises the prospects for GENERATIVE outcomes. [It makes one wonder what would happen if we kept doing it!?!]
What if … the very act of defying the “Natural Order” can result in suspending or redirecting it? Can we actually HARNESS “Natural Order” for productive purposes?
One massively underappreciated facet of “Natural Order” is the fact that biological systems which overcome resistance get stronger. Thus, the very act of defiance – and the positive impact it can have – significantly strengthens the “defier”, making further “Unnaturally Productive” actions possible. Hmmmm …
Just this once … resist the “Natural Order” and “Natural Inclinations” and MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE! Quartermaster