Well how about that. This post marks the 200th* Philosophy Tuesday post. In some ways, I am amazed that this is still going strong, and yet at the same time I’m also not so amazed. As with any practice, the pathway to knowing one’s self leads forever towards the horizon. I’m still breathing, and so my journey cannot be done. New lands and new roads remain to be traveled and explored.
Sometimes these posts have been easy to write. What’s right there for me is right there, and the way to expression is quick. Boom. Done. Post! Gloriously speedy, especially in the midst of a full life. Other times… not so much. The impetus and entry points might be clear, but in writing things down I realize I need to take myself to task. Take myself, my notions, my defaults, my automatics, all of those and more, take them all on and think, collide, muse, discover, and ultimately (hopefully) grow my understanding and insight.** It’s not always fun while in the middle of that slog, but it’s always rewarding at the end, presenting new possibilities in and for life.
And to the end that they show up here in this Tuesday tradition, I hope they bring new possibilities in and for your lives as well.
It’s humbling, in so many ways, to look back and see the vast distances journeyed and to recognize the transformations made along the way. It never seems that there is much distance left to cover and yet, it gets covered. Felling like I’ve got a good handle on things is a ruse; my world(s) keep opening further and further. This perspective helps pull apart the (often collapsed) notions of confidence vs conceit, or pride vs arrogance.
Do I “know” a lot? Yes. Can I do a lot with that? Yes. Effectively? Heck yes! Do I really know? Well, no… and that’s cool. Here’s where I am. Cool. What’s next? Cool. Let’s learn.
Though I no longer preface each post with it, I continue to write from a place and intention of sparking thinking and examining. I continue to write from the idea that we are all whole and complete and full of unseen capacity, and that we equally, often, have barriers between us and our experience of our wholeness and our capacities. I continue to live from the stand that we are all, at our core, deeply related and connected in our grand desires.
We are of the same human spirit, and the more we can brush away that which restrains us, the more we can soar.
I thank each and every one of you for reading, for engaging, for commenting, for sharing, and for being willing to take yourself on and for your commitment to seek out new possibilities for yourself and for those around you. A big virtual hug to you all.
* As with the “2 year” marker this is 200 posts give or take, not counting weeks off and weeks with titles other than strictly “Philosophy Tuesday,” nor does it take into account weeks with additional philosophy posts…
** And if I am fortunate, wisdom as well.