1 post from day 23/02/2010

Feeling Small Makes Me Feel So Good

Bahia Majagual [tweetmeme] I can't believe how easy it was to shift my life in Toronto into low gear for the last 3 weeks. Sure, it was "stressful" before I left, but only because I made it so.

Being away and unconnected for such a nice chunk of time showed me how overinflated my sense of purpose had grown and how I was lacking perspective. Publishing, responding to emails, helping clients, spending time with family and friends, all of it doesn't have to happen now. Though I had fooled myself into thinking it did. The world isn't waiting for, or depending on, me. I'm not saving lives. I'm not that important. Time keeps on moving, whether I am racing to keep up or not, and this truth feels so good because it makes me feel so small.

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