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Anne Jackson on Seasons (part 2)

Orange Leaders
Orange Leaders Thursday July 22, 2010
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With improvements in technology over past centuries, we’ve been able to save time…

If we let technology run the show, we don’t save time — we just end up with a different set of things to do. The amount of work hardly changes, if it changes at all.

This chapter, titled Do Everything Faster, ends with a very poignant quote from Mark Kingwell, a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto.

“Despite what people think, the discussion about speed is never really about the current state of technology. It goes much deeper than that, it goes back to the human desire for transcendence.”

And that takes me back to my early morning affirmation/phone/clock check.

I know one day I’m going to die.

I’d like to hope that what I’m doing is making a difference…

Even though I’m not on this earth to make people happy, my morning “routine” is an (inaccurate) way I measure my value…

However, instead of viewing time as a line with a start and a finish, I’m going to try and see my life and purpose in seasons. Some fast. Some slow. Some stressed. Some refreshing. Some aggressive. Some passive. Some giving. Some receiving.

By intentionally doing this, there is no Point A in my linear time line of life and purpose that begins each morning.

Instead, every morning is a step into a season.

…A season lived in truth to whatever I happen to be doing at the time.

…A season to be embraced and experienced fully.

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