Last week I was so excited that I forgot to greet you. You see, I was rushing from one adventure to the next. Unfortunately, that joy was soured when the flu came knocking on Tuesday. I spent the whole week in bed since then. Today is one of the first days I have felt like myself. I don't say that lightly, because had I fallen sick after planning activities and outings just a few months ago, I would have carried that misfortune terribly and for far too long.
There is a resilience that is returning to me. I no longer feel a strong need to live fault-free. Instead, I focus on developing the strength to rise to the occasion. What I used to know, but I now understand, is this: a good life is not about a constant state of bliss, but about existing in ever rising frequency.
In physics, the term frequency refers to the number of waves that pass a fixed point in unit time. It also describes the number of cycles or vibrations undergone during one unit of time by a body in periodic motion.
The peaks and troughs might shift, but life is good as long as the frequency rises. In other words, what matters most is that our average experience is a healthy and fulfilling one. If you were sickly 5 out of 7 days, but this only happened once over 3 months, it's still a healthy life. If 2 consecutive quarterly assessments were negative, yet this only happened once over 10 years, it's still a promising career.
Recency bias might convince us that things are awful, but it's almost always wrong. Life must be considered over a long period, and when we do that, it almost always paints a different picture. And even when it doesn't, we still have time to paint it differently.
I hope this upcoming week brings about the breakthroughs you've been hoping for.
Be you. Be great!