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Digital Calm #14 – Trust in the Process

Here you go, the replay from Tuesday night’s Digital Calm show. We had a couple of special guests with us – Mike “the Hatman” Trussell, and the lovely Lindsay De Swart who have been regulars on the show when our resident Wise Woman – Naomi – is on holiday.

Whenever we start on something new, something we’ve never done before, we have this desire to know with some certainty that what we’re about to embark on is going to work out. So we plan and we plan, and we over-plan trying to make certain that we’ve covered every eventuality. We want to know, in short, if we’ll be successful or not. Will this thing turn out right? The truth is, we can never know for certain if what we’re doing is the right thing. In the end, it comes down to faith. You have to trust in the process, do things to the best of your ability, and trust that things will turn out how they turn out.

Remember you can catch the show live every Tuesday night from 8PM – 9:30PM here, on the radio streamer, or if you want to “see” us and participate in the show, you catch us on our Mixcloud channel.

OK enough delay, here’s the replay:


And here’s the playlist from the show:

 

have you been to the edge lately?

The words in the accompanying photo really resonate with me. They remind me of what Helen Keller said, that “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

The very thing that makes an adventure an adventure is the risk of the unknown. If you already know the outcome, it’s not much of an adventure.

The problem is as humans we crave certainty and control. We err on the side of caution and try desperately to maintain control of ourselves, our environment, and the people around us.

We want to live life fully, but only up to the edge of losing control, and then we ease back on the throttle, careful not to get too close to the edge.

And so we never know how far we can go for fear of going too far.

The danger there, of course, is that we may never quite reach our full potential because we keep easing back on the throttle just when we are about to break through the edge of the known into the unknown.

Ha. Ok. There’s your coffee contemplation for today. Enjoy. 🙃

Work. Life. What’s in the Balance?

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.”

We’ve noticed that there’s a constant battle between two camps these days. On the one side, you have the “never not working” advocates who believe working 18, 19, 20 hour days is the key to success.

On the other side, you have those who push for a reduced emphasis on work and more emphasis on the things they believe are more important like family, friends, and more leisure time to pursue that which feeds the soul.
And somewhere in between, there’s a balance. Or is there?
Show Notes

  1. The E-Myth by  Michael E. Gerber
  2. Why lack of sleep is bad for your health
  3. Sleep
  4. Lack of sleep blights education
  5. Me and God we be mates.
  6. Raising Boys by Steve Biddulph
  7. The meaning of life
  8. What will work life balance look like after the pandemic
  9. Little Soul and the Sun by Neale Donald Walsch
  10. Arete
  11. Does life have a purpose?
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