Ndakaneta

I’m tired.And maybe this time I should listen.Maybe this time my body won’t bail me outMaybe the work can wait.Rest is not a luxuryAnd the work is not a savior-If the job requires you to not be humanMaybe its not yours to do.

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Why we ran

We were bornOn burning coalsSo standing stillWas unthinkable.We did not run for gloryBut for survival.There were no better alternativesThan our own legs to carry us to freedom.There was no need for a crowdTo cheer for us,Our own fears goaded us on.We needed no promise of a trophy,Just a way out.We were not running towards the […]

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Working Weekends

Sucks.Time lapsesAnd the lines betweenWaking and sleeping blur-My bed is filled with thoughts of workMy desk is littered with yawns and power naps.Folding laundry is suddenly fascinatingMy eye drifts to my phone incessantlyThe weight of the week lies heavy on my shouldersThe dishes are harder to doEveryone else seems to be throwing a partyAnd the […]

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Thankless jobs

Far from being things that demean us Thankless jobs are portals to  Our innermost motivations Often forcing us to ‘dig deep’.  In the absence of an applause  A pat on the back  Indeed even an acknowledgment of your existence, How do you do your work? Is it somehow less significant  If it goes unseen? Is […]

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On believing in your work

How many pats on the backDoes it take for you to believe that you matter?That your contributions count?And once you know itHow much rejection does it takeTo knock you off your square?The battle to believe in your workOften looks like the struggle to believe in yourself.Our work is constantly used as a proxyFor our worth […]

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Resonating with others

Is not a given.Sometimes you’re just sayingWhat needs to be said,But no one’s ready to hear it.Other times you’re speaking upThinking you are doing it for othersBut you’re really setting yourself free.And other times you just have a tough crowdAnd they are not the kind of peopleWith an ear for what you have to say.Not […]

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The pressure to be the greatest

Is truly unnecessary.Most of us won’t be rememberedGenerations from now.And maybe that’s not as devastatingAs it feels.Its a liberationTo be here in the momentAnd not demand that it be Instagram worthy.Being finite is not a weakness,As though it were something to be resisted.A life doesn’t need to echo through timeTo be well lived.We are not […]

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24/7 Fallacy

Maybe this idea ofLife with no limitsIs a scam.Yes, we are capable ofA great number of things-But not everything.We want it allBut we will never haveEnough space for itAnd despite the inventionOf video callsWe can only beIn one place at a time.Its unfortunate thatIt usually takes a fewCrash and burnsTo embrace our actual condition.There are […]

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Wasted minutes

Are not the ones you takeTo say a heartfelt thank you.They are not in the extra momentsYou spend listeningBefore speaking,And they aren’t among the timesYou take outTo rest and take care of yourself.All too often we workaholics forfeitSimple life-giving actionsClaiming we have no time to waste.Yet often the sweetest treasuresOf our journeyAre not found in […]

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Inertia as a first step

Much is spoken about“Hitting the ground running”But in earnest,Changing any part of your lifeDemands patience.We can’t always moveAt the pace of our ambition,And despite our best effortsTo never be slow,Many a great thingStarted slowly.Inertia is the first step of motion,It’s the feeling of knowing there’sA race to be runBut not quite havingThe strength in your […]

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