Give us this day our daily continuousness. Lead us not into discomfort. Amen.
The personality is a braid of conditioned behaviours and memories. It’s why we think, speak and act the same way every day. We assume this triple-named bit of binding is who we are.
Do I need what I want? No. What I need, I already have. Getting what I want requires the expenditure of effort. What is acquired through effort will require more effort to protect and maintain. That is what all effort leads to—more effort.
Everything wears out—shirts, shoes, bodies, relationships and, OMG, even words. Words wear out when they’re overused, hacked and habitualized, when they become like tents with nobody in them. My sense is that “God” is on its last legs and “love” isn’t far behind.
There’s talk about things getting back to normal. Let’s hope that never happens.