Still changing after all these years

What you love to do with grow in you, so long as you stay true to who you are and allow yourself to change and develop freely.*
Hugh Macleod

Pay attention to the world, and train yourself to notice the details that others miss.
Rohit Bhargava

I must continue on a path of
openness and change.
Some may argue that I will be an insubstantial man,
Blown this way or that by the next idea I meet, that
I will lack belief and conviction.
Yet it is in this tension that I am who I am,
That we are who we are:
When we both remain the same and change:
Self-knowledge might be the most difficult of life’s rewards –
the hardest to earn and the hardest to bear.
To know yourself is to know that you are not an unassailable fixity
amid the entropic storm of the universe
but a set of fragilities in constant flux.
To know yourself is to know that you are not

*gapingvoid’s blog: Life without dissonance;
**Rohit Bhargava’s Non Obvious 2019;
^Maria Popova’s The Marginalian: Bob Dylan on Vulnerability, the Meaning of Integrity, and Music as an Instrument of Truth.

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