The presence of progress

By its definition, progress implies movement, advancement, and growth. Movement is forward. Advancement is up. Growth is more.

Complete stillness is seemingly impossible. After all, the molecules in our bodies whir unendingly. Nature designed us to be in constant motion.

Look outside of yourself. Everything that exists rises and falls. Becomes and decays. Scientists claim we are hurtling through the universe at atomic warp speed (i.e., faster than my limited little brain can calculate). Life is in constant motion, but where is it going?

Once done, no action can be undone. This one-way rule is an absolute law. Nothing is exactly the same twice. Perfect imitation is nonexistent.

So what, then, are we progressing toward? We can never recreate what has been, even though we repeat patterns over and over and over. We exist just once as the person who we are right now. In the next instant, I will be different.

Perhaps, progress is not a destination, but a discovery.

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2 Responses to “The presence of progress”

  1. Snoopykg1 Says:

    Perhaps, progress is not a destination, but a discovery

    I love this!
    Progress does not have to be moving forward, but discovering things that we can be, do, challenge ourselves, and be still in that discovery.
    Kind of like Outward Bound….

    Kim

  2. Barbara Kass Says:

    I think there are a couple of us on this wavelength, Kim. Check out Gil’s motto at her Gaia page: http://anewgaia.ning.com/profile/Gillian?xg_source=activity

    If the link doesn’t work, just search for Gillian.

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