We are approaching the end of January; New Year’s resolutions start to fade – two links to perhaps aid reorientation. And two more reading lists.
“’The secret of my incredible energy and efficiency in getting work done is a simple one,’ he wrote. ‘The psychological principle is this: anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.’”
“But what I found with my undiagnosed medical issues is that when we refuse to accept real suffering as legitimate, it actually makes it harder to be grateful. We spend so much mental energy fighting the wrong battles and beating ourselves up over phantom failings that we don’t have much energy left to take stock of all the wonderful things in our lives. Living in a false reality is exhausting and demoralizing. It’s much easier to be happy, peaceful, and close to God when we acknowledge the truth, even if that involves acknowledging that some things are hard.”
“This is the Ultimate Book List for the year. Great writers love to read, so I reached out to some of my writer friends to see what they are reading right now. It was a real challenge for them to choose just one book for each category.”
“Around this time each year, I try to give some account of what I deem to be the best books published during the preceding twelve months, with a particular focus on theology, ethics, moral theory, philosophy and religious history.”