Life As a Symphony


In Resilience, by Eric Greitens, the author presents a description of life that related it to a symphony as opposed to a balance. In order for something to balance on a scale another thing would have to be taken away. Whereas in the symphony, one instrument can play a larger role – when it is needed. This week that has been the case for me. After getting four wisdom teeth yanked out of my face over weekend I have not been able to have the β€œnormal” week I am used to and love having; the week consisting of intense exercise in the morning and jiu-jitsu in the evening.

This is good.

In the symphony other instruments were able to take a larger role. I got to read, write, and meditate more than I usually have time for. It also led to a long overdue de-load week in the gym to repair the joints.

The lesson re-learned this week: do what you can with what you have. It is OK to change the routine when necessary. A symphony would be boring if it always sounded the same anyways.

Violin by anbileru adaleru from the Noun Project

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