"Fiction is strongest when it launches a moral question. When it goes out and seeks to answer. The questions that we couldn’t ask in life because the costs would be too much. Fiction and narrative art give us a vicarious opportunity to see these questions play out, at no true cost to our own." - Ocean Vuong
“To do nothing is to hold yourself still so that you can perceive what is actually there. As Gordon Hempton, an acoustic ecologist who records natural soundscapes, put it: “Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.”
― Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
i kinda wanna make a mindful approach manual which would just be a guidebook containing useful advice on approaching different life areas, both things i may have read + things i have seen unfold in my own life
how often do you meet with yourself?
how often do you sit down together?
how often do you go through your thoughts and experiences with one another?
we are often told to spend time with others to sustain and deepen our connection, but how often do we do that with ourselves?
i have been doing this thing where when i have something i want to share or need to debrief on, i record a video on my laptop photobooth or voice memo. then i generate transcripts. and i use other tools like AI or just have myself as a better observer in dissecting. i think it is easier to see things objectively when you do not identify as the first-person in a situation so this has helped a lot in understanding who/what/why i am