Habits of the First Half of Life
March 30, 2023
"It seems, in fact, that, the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
As much as I love Dostoevsky, I am not buying that ... at least not for my personal collection of life artifacts.
I can see where one might make the observation and where it might be the norm. However, I want to defy it.
One must grant that the resistance to reinventing oneself is heavy and the force of habit is strong. The road to establishing new patterns of thought and practice is uphill and treacherous. But there exists such a path and one can choose to take it.
We preach resurrection hope on Easter Sunday. That means that we do not have to be defined by inertia whether we are objects at rest or in motion.
Centrifugal force is only as strong as our commitment to break free while relying on a Power that is far greater than ourselves.
May your second half be your best.