Today from Howard Thurman – the illusion of completeness.
“There is something incomplete about coming to the end of anything…. The fact is, one never comes to the end of anything. Something always remains, some deposit, some residue that mingles with the stream of one’s life forever. In that sense there can never be an end to anything; something remains.”
It occurs to me that the sooner one accepts that, the “incompleteness,” the quicker peace settles in. I am reminded of this from Kate Bowler:
“I have always thought that there was a there somewhere, and I just needed to get there. [But] the point of life is not doneness. I am letting myself off the hook for the feeling that there’s going to be a finished life for me.”
As Thurman notes — “There is something incomplete about coming to the end of anything….”