a quote and a question

awakening

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“Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce.”

Natalie Goldberg

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What if we stopped forcing the idea of ‘orderly’ into our lives and aimed instead to balance rhythm with adaptation and excitement?

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6 thoughts on “a quote and a question

  1. Sunday Quotes says:

    life is just about the furthest thing from orderly.
    i like the quote. if we stopped forcing the idea of orderly into our lives i think we would all be happier, less stressed individuals

  2. lapazfarm says:

    That definitely sounds like what I am aiming for. “Orderly” is so stifling. Balance is a much more freeing goal.

  3. ERin says:

    How true! I needed this quote right now. With the addition of another little one I was thinking my life was a little out of control. Maybe I need to step back and enjoy the excitement of it all.

  4. Kika says:

    I don’t know; I like a sense of order. It is this general order that allows me to better deal with the unexpected in life or take advantage of fun opportunities that arise.

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