“The world is the closed door. It is a barrier. And at the same time it is the way through.
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but it is also their means of communication. … Every separation is a link.”
To curate means to care, in latin.
To write in a journal means to unconsciously curate a version of yourself to yourself.
In this sense, you are caring.
“The three questions we must ask when we are building things: To what end. At what cost. At whose expense”
— Srinija Srinivasan
It's not about doing things differently or against the establishment, it is about doing them better.
This should guide us.
We tend to follow things that are in opposition because our traumas ignite the motivation for us to see things in extremes.
But we need to follow beauty, honesty and truth.
Not turn against things.
Turning against is not beautiful, is brokenness and ultimately a proof that at some point in life you turned against yourself.
You don't want to project, you want to fix and make things better.
Whatever better means.
"In relationships, trust isn’t a promise to never hurt each other. It’s the risk that we will hurt each other and the confidence that, if we do, we will come together to heal."
"Solitude is something you refine and develop and create. And again, I think crucially, it has to do with refining our ethical intelligence. It has to do with refining our capacity to see where our impulses are coming from, to what extent those impulses are just driven by conditioning and habit and fear, and to what extent we can somehow open up a nonreactive space within us from which we can respond to the world — respond to our own needs, too, but in a way that’s not driven by familiar habit patterns, which are often rooted in attachment and fear and other things. So solitude, the practice of solitude, is the practice of creating an inward autonomy within ourselves, an inward freedom from the power of these overwhelming thoughts and emotions."