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in patience, persistence, and positive 
changes, knowing when to conquer and when to comfort."

Finding yourself - maybe you must let go.

Jun 15, 2021 by Eileen Adler

The Real Work

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

—Wendell Berry within the pages of Standing by Words

Wendell Berry, born 1954, is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays.

He was most recently awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement

and the Louis Bromfield Society Award.

For more than forty years he and his wife have lived and farmed in Kentucky.


No matter the situation you find yourself in, too much togetherness can create a stifling feeling, like the walls are closing in. Short breaks can be surprisingly refreshing and restorative. Acknowledge: this is hard and then breathe, finding healthy ways to cope.


Life Lesson:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” —George Bernard Shaw