The carbon inside you could have existed in any number of creatures or natural disasters before finding you. That particular atom residing somewhere above your left eyebrow? It could well have been a smooth riverbed pebble before deciding to call you home. You are rock and wave and the peeling bark of trees, you are ladybirds and the smell of a garden after the rain.
Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.
ES: ideas just come out of nowhere and float away. A friend of mine said that real art is like wild mushroom spores. You can’t plant a truffle. It’s not something you can contrive, no matter how much capital or effort you put behind it. There’s always some spark of random, organic emergence happening.
VA: To use your mushroom analogy: the things that I can control are the humidity, the darkness, the weather, instead of the actual idea. So, as my career has been evolving, I’ve been focusing on creating something in the ecosystem, and that is the kids, the consumer, the atmosphere, and where these ideas land. And the ideas come from sparks.
"And that, for one thing, it means that it doesn't matter if we like this person or not, if he or she, you know, say, can get AM or FM radio, you know, kicking in for whatever it is you want to do three weeks from now on a Saturday, what do you care if this person is, in a personal sense, someone who you wouldn't want to really hang out with or you're not sure about. If you're sure about they can do one thing, that's what you know....
And I think, generally speaking, that relationships that include working together, you know, are just a whole lot healthier and sturdier [....] than just sitting around and talking about "relationships," I mean like in a void, in a vacuum. I'm talking about on a one-to-one level; and so I think if we look at this in a broader sense it makes sense as well, to start with the work, which as I say, again I want to reiterate, the work cannot wait, we have everything to do."