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January 6, 2017

 

We so often say we're fighting a cold, exhaustion, the weather, for something, against something. So much so, that I wonder if we've forgotten how to work with the elements that are so-called 'against' us. 

 

No wonder we're so... Well. No wonder. It's like we're this warrior tribe, but we've ceased choosing those battles we can win; we assume, instead, everyone (and everything) is out to get us. Who can fight a cold? Or the weather? I mean, come on. We live with it or, well, we live with it. 

 

And for something? Against something? Mother Teresa said it best: "I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there." 

 

Or, if you insist on this fighting business, look to Sun Tzu: "who wishes to fight must first know the cost." 

 

So, I ask you again--is fighting that cold really worth it? 

 

And a last thought, because what we don't know, what we refuse to learn, can and will hurt us.

 

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” 
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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