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The Daily Vulnerable by Chude Jideonwo: Sit With It



When something doesn’t make sense.

When everything that was supposed to work out didn’t.
When you are overwhelmed, confused, and despairing.
When the red sea crashes back on you rather than parting.

Just like me right now – confronting Goliath, and thinking, could I ever be David?

Well, sit with it.
Sit with it.
Stay with it.
Don’t stop breathing.
Don’t stop breathing out.
Don’t stop leaving.
Sit with it.
Life can still go on, and it can still deliver surprises.
And even where it doesn’t, you show up as the surprise.

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Jideonwo is a storyteller, using the research and evidence on human flourishing to inspire new narratives about politics, markets, faith, identity and society in Africa. He is a co-founder of RED, which he ran for 13 years before stepping down in December 2017. One of its companies, StateCraft Inc. handled communication for the Muhammadu Buhari campaign in 2015 and has worked in elections in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

1 Comment

  1. Radiant

    October 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    “… And even where it doesn’t, you show up as the surprise.” This is encouraging.

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