Fall Mornings & Progress

I love fall. I love the crisp air, the morning dew, and the warmth of coffee in my stomach. I love the stillness of early mornings, the clarity it brings. I’m budded up on the couch re-reading C.S Lewis’ Mere Christianity. It reminds me of being in London, of my early 20s- the passion and urgency that accompanies. I love his talk on progress:

“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then going forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about turn and walking back to the right road. And in that case, the one who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”

And I think this is so true for everything. A career, a relationship, a location, a lifestyle, a philosophy. If whatever you are doing is not taking you where you ultimately want to go, if it is not serving you, then leave it. Abandon it and start towards that place that you want, the person you want to be, the thing that makes you glad to be alive.

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