• Michael Dahdal

It's Either Growth or Decay

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


People often come to me and tell me how they feel as if they are stagnating in life.

Everything is routine, they are not quite sure what they should be doing or where they are going.

They seem to be just going through the motions, dealing with the same old issues.

I know what stagnation feels like – I’ve been there.

It feels hopeless.

But the reality is, that stagnation doesn’t actually exist, it’s an illusion.

There's only really growth or there's decay,

Forwards or backwards,

Living or dying,

If you’re not growing, you’re essentially beginning to decay.

The beginning of the dying process.

If you’re not using your brain, more cells than usual begin to degenerate and eventually die off.

If you’re not active and not using your body, it begins to weaken

If you’re not cultivating your character through daily practice, it slowly begins to get corrupted.

If you’re not growing spiritually, then your spirit begins to diminish until any light that’s left in you, eventually goes out.

So how does growth work exactly?