Is this project with water ongoing?
I don’t know that I’ll ever get away from water. It’s still a process of discovery for me. Or as Paul Valéry said, “You never know who you’re sleeping with.” That’s the way I feel about water.
True attention is always fresh, never monotonous; you look at the same thing and see something different each time. You’re always going deeper.
Too many people think the grass is greener somewhere else but grass is green where you water it, remember that.
just because it’s helpful to slow down, don’t forget that sometimes it’s beneficial to speed up
research is a way of life
it is an ongoing process that should be fun and led by curiosity and a desire to explore what is unknown to you
it goes beyond what formal education tells you research is— it should not feel like something you have to do. it should be something you love to do because research exists everywhere— research is looking up a recipe and modifying it to make it your own. it is learning about your favorite author’s life and why they wrote the book you’re reading. it is going down rabbit holes on topics you’ve just recently learned about.
but the core of research is the desire to learn and to share what you learn with others.
21 blocks • about 7 hours ago
Animals, trees, flowers will feel your peace and respond to it. You teach through being.
An environment that facilitates recalling and learning is a way of linking the living moment to a wide span of time. Being alive is being awake in the present, secure in our ability to continue but alert to the new things that come streaming by. We feel our own rhythm, and feel also that it is part of the rhythm of the world. It is when local time, local place, and our own selves are secure that we are ready to face challenge, complexity, vast space, and the enormous future.