We can become over-sensitive to our up’s and down’s. The swings that seem to characterise our lives, usually for a season.
In the midst of uncertainty all around, we are both attuned to shifts and are affected by them. That shouldn’t surprise us.
But what about the long view? Sometimes we need to readjust our critique of ourselves, and others around us, and name the patterns we see.
How can we cultivate ‘a long obedience in the same direction’?… to borrow a phrase from Nietzsche.
After all, consistency builds trust and confidence at a time when we so badly need them.