Week #50 in the year 1965,Kareem Abdul-Jabbarfinished his high school basketball career with a 71 game winning streak. He was 973.14 weeks old. (18.6 yrs)
Week #50 in the year 1911, Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole after leaving for Antarctica in June 1910. Fascinatingly illustrated in the podcast Cautionary Tales. He was 2056.29 weeks old. (39.43 yrs)
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." -Carl Jung
This is probably just a reframing of a common theme from human thinkers... In the Gospel of Thomas (one of the Gnostic Gospels) Jesus says "If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."
Which is another way of saying that the journey is the salvation... which is another way of saying "love what you do, don't do what you love"
All of which is to say that: if you do the work, the results will take care of themselves. Which is good, because the only part that you have any control over is whether or not you do the work today.
Everything you are made of, and everything that everyone you have ever loved was made of, has always been here.
It was here in the beginning, it was here during, and it is here now.
That gives me comfort when I am unsettled by my dwindling weeks, and also when I miss my friend. He's still here, I am just having trouble communicating with him.
I also wanted to mention a podcast that has really been speaking to me. Episode #476 of the Tim Ferriss Show. Seth Godin always seems to be talking about what I need to hear, and against the backdrop of some new projects, and the reframing of some old projects, Seth's podcast with Tim Ferriss from 2020 popped back up in my feed. Here is a link.
For anyone who is trying to do creative work, (which is any work where you are building the plane while flying it) this podcast is FULL of good stuff. I heard it when it was first released in 2020, and I have listened to it twice this week.
Thanks for being a part of the journey with us! Please let me know if you liked/disliked the content this week.