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Stress is violence

Saw this great quote today:

The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence. More than that, it is cooperation with violence. The frenzy of the activist neutralizes his work for peace. It destroys his inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of his own work because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.

– Thomas Merton

Semester finished!

I almost can’t believe it’s over.

One of the most busy/crazy 3 months of my life is over. I started a new job, was still doing most of my old job, and trying to do two courses for my master’s degree. A little insane.

In any case … that’s over as of last week Thursday, when I did the final bits of work for my courses. Now I can focus on the job, family, holidays coming up, and get back in shape.

Seriously, the past few months have been horrible for fitness: no hockey, no weights, no running. Yesterday I worked out for the first time in over 2 months. Fortunately, I only lost about 10% of my strength, but I’m sore today – good sore, but still sore. I’m also a little flabbier than I’d like.

More later …