‘Fire is what its environment makes it.’*
‘[W]e should abandon the image … of man as a detached observer, and should rather picture him as an object moving among other objects in a continual flow of intention into action.’**
There’s something each of us must do with our lives, moving from personal intention into action. It will look different to what others do because of who you are and how you interact with your environment. And for this we do not require permission from an institution or individual. We’ve been born and that is our permission.
This environment is especially the people we interact with. Richard Rohr calls us inter-beings ‘created by interface.’^
Our personal intention emerges from these interfaces and also bears them as our great human goal, that is, to do what we do for the sake of others. I guess we call this love: the great shaper of our intent and action, and of the greatest stories the world will know.
‘[T]o make a great film, its makers must pivot, at some point, from creating the story for themselves to creating it for others.’^^
(*From Stephen Pyne’s Fire.)
(**From Iris Murdoch’s The Sovereignty of Goodness.)
(^From Richard Rohr’s Eager to Love.)
(^^From Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc..)