matt grant

getting ahead

It can feel like there is a constant need to get ahead.

That everything is a competition. That if we’re not moving forward, we’re falling behind.

Behind what though? Behind who?

There is only us. There are only our intentions, our thoughts and our actions.

Consequently to try and describe our position relative to anyone or anything else is fairly meaningless.

And even if we were able to, how do we know we’re going the same way?

Someone who is ahead from one perspective is behind from another.

It doesn’t make any sense to compare two objects on different paths as if they are the same.

So we can stop doing it.

We can stop concerning ourselves with our position and start focusing on who we are instead.

There we can see if we’re really making progress.