Sometimes things don’t seem to be going so well. Maybe it’s a COVID outbreak in your local schools, and the health authorities response seems tepid. Or perhaps there isn’t much action at the climate change summit in Glasgow. Or maybe there are challenges in a marriage, or issues with parenting.
Perhaps you are in a funk, avoiding friends, and feeling burned out. There’s little motivation to go jogging or pursue your hobbies. I get it. Life can be hard.
At such times I like to retreat to the local baseball diamond with my son for some fungos, pitch-and-catch, and grounders.
Life is simpler there – make a good throw. Focus and catch that fly ball, swing and connect and get a double. Laughter, advocacy in motion, the power of sport, and of play. It can be a Zen experience – death averted for one more day.