The warm sunshine washes over my little slice of Appalachia and fills the mountains with life. I love technology but it often gets in the way of living. I think about what my ancestors might be doing on a day like this. I know that they worked hard and that a lot of days there was pressure to put away stores for the coming winter but I also think that there was more peace in doing so. There was more personal benefit to labor and so each moment had less demand for production beyond basic needs. A wise person once encouraged me to change my perspective on life and consider that we don’t pay for things with money but with the finite time given to us. This was a life changing thing for me and aside from other things I began to realize that this was the secret of the great achievements in history. It was the time that inventors had leftover from meeting basic needs that gave opportunity for planning and making. It was time spent in deep reflection that revealed profound truth to ancient philosophers. Plato wasn’t born with a copy of The Republic in his hands. Susan Catherine Koerner Wright didn’t deliver two boys and an airplane. There’s no doubt that these people didn’t make great sacrifices to bring their creations into being but the time they had to develop themselves in the process was there. This is why I always want to encourage you to find your moment of tranquility each day. It’s in that simple moment when you can remove yourself from the distractions of modern life that you can be who you were truly meant to be. And I believe you have greatness in you. We all have different talents and such. Not all are going to be the greatest in history at whatever that talent is but we can all be the greatest version of ourselves and that is a level of mastery worth reaching for.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
We also have the Lloyd’s Lens Photography Discussion Group on MeWe that is set up as a fully functional community. There you’ll not only be able to see and connect with me but you can also make your own posts and interact with each other.
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