Day 6: Flux
“No man ever steps in the same river twice”
The greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus nailed it when he so passionately insisted that the only constant in this universe is change. Every person, every place, and everything is in a constant state of flux or flow. Where should I live? Is my partner right for me or who is my ideal partner? Is this the perfect job for me? What is my real purpose? The human spirit is built to reflect and question our innermost desires – what will make me happier? How can I reduce negative energy in my life and increase the positive energy?
These inner struggles or conflicts are what condition us and prepare us for larger battles or challenges. John Locke, the British Empiricist and Father of Classical Liberalism, says it best in his quote, “What worries you, masters you.” Too true is this idea that the perspective which we see the world with is constantly being tinted and re-tinted with the colors of experience. What are your inner and outer conflicts? How will you overcome these challenges? Lastly, why are these struggles present in your life – what’s the bigger picture or direction? Once you find the answers, your mental landscape flips and new challenges are birthed – an infinite loop of conflict.