Remember, though: You’re not trying to become better — more obedient, less lazy, less terrible. You’re just trying to feel better right now. There’s a difference. You’re not working toward a goal. You’re just working, period, because it feels good. You don’t have to arrive in a new place. You just have to set off down an empty road with an open heart. Think of the student who loves music, practicing her instrument, knowing what she loves the most. You don’t have to be Mozart to feel your way in the dark toward divinity.
You said it to me clearly: I want more. It’s time to take the enormous risk of wanting more. The fire is there. Follow it. But don’t worry about the finish line. Focus on how good it feels, each day, to be pointing toward your truest desires.
Perhaps this time in human history is a call to return to a higher purpose in life, to realize the human's role to consciously participate in the well-functioning of earth's living systems.
Every time our bodies tell us they’re tired, and we check the clock, or check to see how much we’ve done that day, to see if our tiredness is justified (or say we’ll lie down after folding one more pile of laundry), we deny our bodies the simple pleasure of expressing itself and being heard.
We do ourselves a major disservice by placing our to-do list above our own physical needs.
My physical body no longer feels like the “center of gravity” of my identity… my sense of presence is forever fractured and distributed all over the place. I close my eyes and imagine all the screens that are displaying my content at this very moment, I wonder about the total number of pixels I currently occupy, I feel like I am nowhere and also everywhere.