This week’s short stories: Stepping back to re-examine our lifestyles, as there are many methods to the art of living. An exploration on the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of one’s identity, after a life-changing crisis. A new life goal on disciplining the judgmental mind, to allow for more space, opportunity and peace to flourish within.
22: There’s no one way to live your life
“Routine, no matter how unstable, feels safe because we know how to deal with it. But guess what? We’ll know how to deal with a new way of living, too. And we’ll wonder then, how we could have lived the life we’re living right now.”
23. Me 1.0 is dead. What will I do with Me 2.0?
“If Me 1.0 was ‘project grit’, then Me 2.0 is ‘project tired’. A slow, minor key phase. A dark largo transition, sometimes trailing off in a reverie, before drawing back to life again. It is a long transition that I keep playing on repeat, because the next page looks daunting, and I daren’t take the plunge yet.”
24: I’m going to judge my judgment
“So I have decided that I want to start judging my judgment. I want to pop the bubbles that fizz up to the surface of my mind, and to discipline my reactionary thoughts.”
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