Know how to leave things alone, for if knowing how to refuse is one of life’s great lessons, an even greater one is knowing how to say no to yourself, to important people, and in business. There are non-essential activities, moths of precious time, and it’s worse to take an interest in irrelevant things than to do nothing at all.
A mycelial network is a map of a fungus’s recent history, and is a helpful reminder that all life forms are in fact processes, not things.
"I feel like there’s nothing keeping me here, a friend tells me. The secret is: nothing can keep you here, I say to her, it’s always a decision to stay, as much as it is to leave."
expanding and exploring the idea of being in between one reality and the next, and exploring that space, and its messiness.
No end, no middle, no beginning, no start, no stop, no progression, neither backwards not forward, only a stream that flows into another stream, an open sea.
The most impactful learning experiences of my life have occurred when I went beyond what I had been instructed to find specifically … when I started reading the next entry in the encyclopedia, when I started flipping through the books to the right and the left of the book I was searching for in the library, when I started looking at the books on the shelf below and the shelf above … and I discovered something NEW.