Made this realization on a phone call with a friend last night.
Simultaneously, everything matters and nothing matters.
Let me explain with an example…
You’re studying for a test.
Did you prepare as well as humanly possible? Did you dot your i’s and cross your t’s? Did you leave no stone unturned?
Everything you do for studying matters. From what time you wake up. To what time you go to bed. To what foods you eat.
These will all impact your performance on the test.
Okay, you studied to the best of your abilities. Whewww.
You drive to take the test. You even prepared some extra time to get to the destination.
Buuuut… there was a car accident on the road. You’re going to be late.
The first reaction might be to think: “My life is over and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
But you can reframe. Instead of thinking “everything matters” switch to “nothing matters.”
Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s going to be okay. You’re going to make it through this moment. In the end, we’re all just a bunch of monkeys floating on a rocket traveling in space at 68,000 mph.
A well lived life
Everything matters. Nothing matters. Both are true.
A life well-lived is figuring out which one to apply in this moment.
This is Day 11 of 14 of my daily writing challenge.