Camus notably wrote that peace was
the only battle worth waging.
This profound thought first appeared in an
essay about the savagery of the atomic bomb.
But keep in mind, the guy was also
an absurdist philosopher.
And so, perhaps there’s a deeper layer to his
message about the battles we wage inside of our own heads. A forewarning to
people that the fight for the inner
landscape is equally as important as what happens in the material world.
Because each of us is engaged in a lifelong struggle against our own nature.
Each of us is endowed with a mind pushing back to keep us where we have always
been. And if we have any intention of making this world a better place, these
are the battles we must attend to early and often.
Before any authentic
transformation of the world can be sustained, there must be an ongoing inner
practice in the minds, hearts and souls of those who inhabit it. ‘
If we can win these battles against ourselves enough, it will
slowly start to become easier to win the battles out in the world.
is acknowledging, savoring, celebrating and sharing our victories. Allowing
ourselves to feel proud of every step we take forward. Even the small and
seemingly insignificant ones.
I recently hit a milestone in my own emotional
development, in terms of my ability to notice, classify, appreciate, sit with
and discharge my uncomfortable emotions. I still have a long way to go, but in
the ongoing battle between me and the old me, real progress is finally being
I’m learning to forgive my past broken self and be proud of the current
one. And that’s a victory. One that I take pride in achieving it.
know that in the long arc game of my life, that milestone only adds to the
foundation that will allow me to contribute at a higher level.
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