they talk to each other. they evolve each other.
a study into ✺ cultivating our inner peace & creative practices ✺ ↔ ✿ so that the work we put out into the world resonates with us ✿
"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."
i think spending time in someone else's home while they're away is an interesting way to understand what is important for your own personal space.
where do they create peace? how do you create yours?
i want to work it out. i want to put in the time to love myself. to do good work. to live a purest form.
it's very difficult to be honest inside yourself; you tend to slide over tough places hurrying, saying [...] "I know what I think about that, that's settled." If that's how the mind behaves how can there ever be a new poem?
Entry 34 (On feeling like a crop)
I'm reading the book "mushroom at the end of the world" by Anna Tsing—I just started it. In the first or second chapter she talks about how different a plant is in the wild vs. when it is farmed. It made me think of rhododendron "bushes" I saw during a hike. They were so much more like a tree than the residential bushes I was used to seeing. I thought of myself before and after I started my career. I was so different before my creative skills were farmed.