Sunday night Stoic: Forward progress

Meditations 8.7:

“Nature of any kind thrives on forward progress. And progress for a rational mind means not accepting falsehood or uncertainty in its perceptions, making unselfish actions its only aim, seeking and shunning only the things it has control over, embracing what nature demands of it—the nature in which it participates, as the leaf’s nature does in the tree’s.”

Even just bringing order to my workspace or cleaning my house feels like moving forward, like I’m making room for new possibilities.

Instead of asking “What do I need?” or “What can I get?”, what if I asked “What do I have to offer?” or “What can I contribute to lift others?”

Here’s to a week of forward progress, of making and doing and listening and of looking for opportunities to give and to contribute something worthwhile.