Saturday, July 9, 2016

TheImpossible

Sometimes the work of improvement (whether personal, organizational, or societal) seems to verge on the impossible.  The pounds just won't come off.  The hours in the day are too few.  The organizational culture seems intractable.  The partisanship persistently supercedes righteous thinking and action.  The *%&$ed grasshoppers eat all the plants (the current permaculture dilemma for Moe and me here on the ranch).  It feels as if we're trying to achieve the impossible, like trying to move Mt. Everest. 

BUT WAIT!  Mt. Everest is, in fact, moving.  According to China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping, and Geoinformation, Mt. Everest moves about 4 centimeters every year.  It quickly moved 3 centimeters as result of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Heard this old adage?  "The difficult we do at once; the impossible just takes longer."

Why not?  If Mt. Everest can move, perhaps we can too.  On to betterness!

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