Discovery demands that we overcome a fear of the unknown.
I've noticed a huge range of reactions to the recent changes in our society - millions now working from home, schools closing, government proclamations, etc. - some folks are thriving, some are struggling mightily.
If we can accept that we do not deserve more than any other person, and that the impact of the loss of our own life will not matter or less than anyone else's, we may finally be able to fully experience reality, as it is.
We have to experience the intensity of our true feelings as they are, in a place where we are protected from judgement and/or exploitation. And we must do so BEFORE we begin to analyze and make decisions about how to proceed.
I'm not some impetuous child. I'm not in the habit of overestimating my abilities. The amount of shit I get done every day - with competence and grace - is astounding. I'm not
I don't think kindness is about doing people a favor, or giving a pass to people who 'don't deserve it'. I think kindness is something deeper and more profound.
What I was greeted with in this low place was a safety net of humanity that helped restore a sense of meaning in my life that has long been missing.
I'm struggling with a profound sense of nihilism that has taken over my entire outlook.
This is the process. It's horrible, and glorious, and violent and ecstatic - and the only way out is through.
Yesterday afternoon I caught a glimpse of my face in the mirror. I looked like I felt - heavy, tired and worried. And older.
Most of us are living in a state of intolerance for the discomfort we feel about not knowing, or doing, or being everything for which we inherently know we have the potential.
Perhaps it's understandable that we focus on the results of creative efforts - on the products of creativity - rather than the processes by which they come to be. Our society measures the value of things in the most superficial of ways, after all.