Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 06/16/2020

New Habits to Replace the Old

My Post (4)Okay, I just checked and see that the last time I posted was four days ago and I see now that this merits a change to my behavior. For the past decade (or thereabouts) I was able to post during my daily commute on the train to work. Since the coronavirus shut down the trains to non-essential workers in NYC and my family’s fears, I have been taking my electric scooter to work which means I can’t muse on my blog during that time unless I want to find out where my end of life kamma is bringing me sooner rather than later.

All of which reminds of the Tao Te Ching quote which goes as follows:

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” ― Lao Tzu

In other words, why try to muscle my way through when I can adjust to the new flow of my life and create a new habit of writing at night? Just by setting the intention and using this writing practice to reflect on the day is more than enough of a motivation to change things.


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