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WELCOME TO CURRENT MATTERS

By Sophie Chiche| 

Apr, 23 2020| 

 

 

In this magazine, you will find ideas and questions around the concept of living a life where everything is current. I spent a good amount of time in the Merriam Webster world, and I like none of the definitions for current. They’re all about electricity flow or being present. I see the metaphor, it’s dynamic. But to me, being current means that everything in my inner and outer world is relevant. I love it. It adds to my life or someone else’s. It is useful, beautiful, in working order. And that goes for objects, thoughts, and friends. If it has to find a place in my life, it is put through an assessment to be sure it belongs in my ecosystem.

I question if it brings my energy up or if it zaps it. If it zaps it, it’s out. A bit drastic, maybe. But the alternative is not good for me. The alternative is a varying degree of hoarding. Thinking of the extreme of an idea helps me decide if I like the idea. So, it goes like this: if I kept one million old magazines piled near my bed, I can easily say, I don’t want that… so why would I want a thousand, or ten, or one, for that matter?

We have been studying productivity for a long time. Not just in the space of efficiency, but in its more poetic sense; asking questions like, am I involved in what matters? If my life ended this afternoon, would I like what I see when I look back? Does my external expression match my internal experience? Have I lived in coherence with my principles?

Being productive is only interesting if it is aligned with what is really meaningful, otherwise we are just moving widgets around. Efficiently. But who cares? We would love this magazine to be a conversation. We would it love if you shared with us what you’ve found to be relevant in your world in the realm of what matters and what is current. Hopefully together, we move the needle of both.

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