Obi-Wan Pt. 2: How to Make the Small Pains of Life Meaningful
Energy management is one of the most challenging parts of being a functioning member of the world, much less a magnanimous leader. When the weight of the world feels too heavy to bear it can seem like the only reasonable option is to, like Obi-Wan, close ourselves off from those who need us most. Our energy stores get diminished and the return-on-investment of compassion makes it hard to justify. That's where the upside-down magic of compassion flips the script on energy drain. By giving up our time and energy to those who can offer us nothing in return we make way for growth in others and in ourselves.