Twelve life truths
Author Anne Lamott, often described as ‘the people’s author’,
offers these appealing life truths in her TED talk
- All truth is a paradox. It’s filled simultaneously with floods and babies and acne and Mozart.
- Most things will work again if you unplug them for a minute
- Help is an inside job; you cannot buy or date peace of mind
- Our help is not very helpful; more often, it just becomes the sunny side of control
- People save themselves only when they hit rock bottom
- Being full of affection for one’s self is home
- Chocolate with 75 percent cacao is not actually a food
- The only way to create is step-by-step with God-awful first drafts
- Temporary creative successes are events you have to recover from
- Grace is spiritual WD40 and God loves Vladimir Putin and me as much as your new baby.
- God just means goodness – it’s not that scary or complicated.
- Death is as sacred as birth; don’t worry about it, just get on with your life.
These appeal to me for their theological underpinnings and down to earth practicality.
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