|The Task is Great
You are neither obligated to complete the task nor are you free to desist from it.
Chances are, if you’re anything like me, there are times when the task in front of you doesn’t seem doable. You feel like Sisyphus,
Here’s what you are obligated to do: do the best you can. You don’t have to finish your project, but you cannot run away from it either.
This is like the philosophy behind The 77% Weekly newsletter.
I feel this way all the time. I feel I could, and worse, should, be doing more. I bet you do to.
We can – and must – reside in the middle by doing what we can.
About two thousand years after Tarfon uttered his statement, Franz Kafka said something related to this dilemma:
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
What is Kafka telling us? To accomplish all that we will accomplish only looks infinite; therefore, it (falsely) appears impossible to achieve.
I take solace in the idea that I’ll get done exactly what I’m supposed to get done.
I hope you do, too.
This week’s spiritual-religious advice: realize you can’t do everything you think you need to do. This doesn’t mean you’re free from trying to do it.
|The 77% Weekly
The 77% Weekly: The Religion-Outside-The-Box Newsletter helps people find and be with (the) God (of their understanding) 40 out of 52 weeks a year.
1) 40/52 = 0.76923. The newsletter is sent every Monday except the last of each month.
2) In school 77% was a passing grade and ROTB is delighted to remind you that life isn’t graded.
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