Sell your art, not your soul

I am leaving my own species and ten thousand years of human history. […] I just need a break.  I want to be absorbed into some place larger and expansive for the human brain.*
(Terry Tempest Williams)

You don’t become completely free by just avoiding to be a slave, you also need to avoid becoming a master.**
(Nassim Taleb)

Each day, we must find the time and space that works for us so that we may enter into what we have to be about with our lives.  Bernadette Jiwa reminds us:

‘Your purpose is not what you do, but why you do it.’^

To sell our soul is to abandon our most creative self, our “den of alchemy.”

(*From Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land – my prime read for September.)
(**From Nassim Taleb’s The Bed of Procrustes.)
(^From Bernadette Jiwa’s Hunch.)

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