Thursday, September 24, 2009
If we view our lives and our humanity as something that naturally trends away from perfection - as something that, left to its natural state, will break a little bit each day - it may just help us to see that we need to do something proactive each day to alter that trend. A boulder on a mountain will tend to roll down it given wind and rain and earthquakes and nature and time. Its natural state is not to climb that hill. If our internal self-engine is left to idle, it will naturally drift away unless we expend some energy daily to fight the trend. Some days we roll farther down the hill than others and need a bit more adjustment. Other days there's may not be much movement at all, but we will never go up that hill unless we're deliberate about it.