With pi extending to 5 digits and beyond according to today’s calendar, The New Yorker has called it “a once-in-a-lifetime thing.” But today I’m thinking more about everyday-in-our-lifetime things.
The obstacles and opportunities that arise in our daily lives are as unknowable to us as the principle of pi—and then there’s making sense of life’s other constants too, like the ever-circling demands for our attention, energy and time.
The answers for this may not be found in the language of math but there’s wisdom in Albert Einstein’s quote about figuring out what matters:
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.“
In a recent post, I too wondered how we go about determining which life choices deserve “the prestige of our ambition and creativity”. Investing in home base—the body, the place where we live is a great place to start and here’s why:
The fact is, your skin works hard—the whole of it. And that’s why skincare deserves your ambition and focused attention, because it plays many roles in our lives, not just in our health and identity, but in our behavior.
New evidence suggests that we get immune support and protection from pathogens from microbes living in our skin, regulating a delicate balance between protection and inflammation. But they even play a role in determining who we go to bed with, so in some sense they’re another part of our skin that defines us, making us who we are.
So Let’s Do the Math: With just 5 minutes of focused attention on your skin morning and night, you’ll be putting up to 15 antioxidant-rich skin conditioning oils to work for you with Eu2Be lotion, oil and soap:
I’d say that’s 5 minutes well spent.
The artwork above is a photo by Eu2Be founder Charla Jones of a beautifully mysterious painting she saw by Parisian artiste Philippe Baudelocque.