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Unless A Seed Fall Into the Ground and Die . . .

Which means just waiting, and then being impelled to break out of the old shell.


Without a sense of what you will become.  Just knowing that it is time to be different.


Which looks unproductive.


And there is no plan.

  • Without the KPI’s how could we judge our success?
  • (We might even question if success matters.)
  • Just doing nothing is quite likely to be criticised.
  • It is socially acceptable to complain of being busy; but not to do something effective about it.


Perhaps from now ’til Sunday is the right time to wait.

  • to not do anything
  • to just see where you are drawn to
  • or what direction you feel driven in.


Which is, for a moment anyway, dying to your old way of life.

I'm Evan Hadkins. To find out how to live a more satisfying life you can download my manifesto on living authentically. It is a book of exercises to guide you to finding, nourishing and living from the core of who you are.

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  • Colin Cooper 2016/03/27, 9:45 am

    Waiting is such a ‘passive’ thing to do. Feels so unnatural for a (nominally) positivist society

  • Jilly 2016/03/27, 2:35 pm

    Hi Evan,
    Thank you for taking on this topic. I have in my photo program on the Mac, a selection of posters with words on ‘living authentically.’ Some of them take on how to live as your authentic self amongst others. If I lived authentically with verbalising my truths, my experiences to people, without prevention, people would bolt. I think living a true authentic life, in my thinking and experience, needs a good position of sound mind, unbroken mind, to begin with. Brene Brown has written on this topic. Authentic living is a very difficult way of life to achieve and a great big topic to tackle. But I love learning about it. I love those persons who are able to be who they are with everyone they meet. Whether the person is living on the streets or talking to the prime minister of England. The person I’m thinking of is the chef Jamie Oliver. His personality transcends and meets with all kinds of people. We know who he is, he is able to tell us who he is with not much to hide. I’d love a personality like that. Blessings from Jilly. I have your home page tabbed to go to for a read.
    Thank you Evan.

  • Evan 2016/03/27, 2:43 pm

    You’re welcome. I hadn’t thought about Jamie Oliver, but I think you’re right.

    I think you’re right too about authenticity needing a sound, unbroken mind.

  • Catherine 2016/04/13, 7:15 pm

    This resonates with my life. That’s not to say there is no pattern. Patterns form naturally and unhurriedly, whether we plan them or not. It’s a gradual and lifelong process, and even though we have a say in the directions we take, I like to think that God also is guiding and directing us (though his influence is not obvious always). I don’t think God is very interested in KPIs!

  • Evan 2016/04/13, 7:22 pm

    I don’t think God is very interested in KPI’s either! I’m glad it resonated with you.

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