“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
“To let go of judgment does not mean that you don’t see what they do. It means that you recognize their behavior as a form of conditioning, and you see it and accept it as that. You don’t construct an identity out of it for that person. That liberates you as well as the other person from identification with conditioning, with form, with mind.”
— Eckhart Tolle
Because while it’s true that I am still inexperienced and naive, that’s not an excuse for shying away from trying to do what I really want to do: it's just a qualitative fact of my lived experience that I need to keep in me, that in some ways even might help my work be better, more tethered to the stage of life I am at now. It is important to acknowledge reality as it is, not as you wish it could be, in order to properly act. I’ve noticed that the people who I think are best at life are really good at noticing patterns around them and embarking upon movement and experimentation without overt fear of failure.
Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don’t—and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown.