January 11, 2019

Andy Murray – human in the best sense

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:50 am by aleksan

Andy Murray will be giving up playing professional tennis this year. He is a great player, winning Grand Slams and Gold medals. It is sad when loss occurs, especially loss of health and former abilities, and it is good that he can cry and acknowledge this.

But after the loss he will have to adapt, change and recognise new and varied abilities he did not know he had. He will look back with gratitude at what he has achieved, and accept that some things are no longer for him. He will die to an old self and be born as a new one.

This is true for us all as we move from one age to an older age, and true when disability or tragedy hits us. I look forward to seeing a new Andy Murray rise again in a new role, perhaps in teaching, perhaps in the House of Lords. He is a good example of what it means to be human in the best sense, and we can all learn from his acceptance of change in his life, the need to adapt, show gratitude and move on.

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