South Slope. Asheville.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Keep Rowing

There's an old Russian proverb that I like: "Pray, but keep rowing to shore."  I know many, many people whose circumstances or troubles appear to be so great that they've retreated into an over zealous kind of faith.  I have also done that myself at times.  What happens, though, is that the root causes of their troubles are just covered up momentarily.  Perhaps a good short-term strategy, but not healthy long-term.  We get into a pattern that's hard to break out of.  Personally, when I reached the point where I really started rowing more and more, I felt a lot more empowered.  Yes, there's an "I" in there!  And I believe I became a more spiritually-minded person by dropping a lot of the religious dogma.  

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