To be and to move

I must listen to my life telling me who I am*
(Henri Nouwen)

Beware roots. Beware purity. Beware fixity. Beware the creeping feeling that you belong. Embrace flow, impurity, fusion.**
(Lauren Elkin)

Jordon Peterson writes about the natural world in which we all have to live:

Considering nature as purely static produces serious errors of apprehension.^

We’re already who we are and we’re always in a state of flux.

To try and remain the same is a highly energy-sapping strategy. The trick is to keep changing in the same direction and, when we do, discover flow is open-ended :

The flow experience, like everything else, is not “good” in an absolute sense. It is good only in that it has potential to make life more rich, intense and meaningful; it is good because it increases the strength and complexity of life.^^

You have your roots, you have your purity, you have your fixity but don’t be satisfied with these: life is found in both the arriving and the journeying – into the flow, impurity and fusion.

(*From Henri Nouwen’s Discernment.)
(**From Lauren Elkin’s Flâneuse.)
(^From Jordon Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life.)
(^^From Mihaly Csikzsentmihalyi’s Flow.)

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