Always have the courage
To change, welcoming those voices
That call you beyond yourself.*
Life is a single, integrated process that generates both the living thing and its environment.**
Here’re alternative quotes for beginning today:
In a word: one ought to turn the most extreme possibility inside oneself into the measure for one’s life, for our life is vast and can accommodate as much future as we are able to carry.^
Rainer Maria Rilke
Life is the on going process of self-making. It is that which continuously changes itself in order to continue being itself.**
Or perhaps these:
Designing story tests the maturity and insight of the writer, his knowledge of society, nature, and the human heart. It demands both vivid imagination and powerful analytical thought. Above all, it requires a mastery of craft.^^
When we invest in conversation, we get a pay-off in self-knowledge, empathy, and the experience of community. When we move from conversation to mere connection, we get a lot of unintended consequences.
We are capable of many possible futures. Indeed, many of these will be necessary for us to be who we are.
These possibilities will not take on shape and form without environments, and these are not pre-existing, but grow together with us.
The most important environments are those formed with others.
May you find someone today with whom you can talk up a possibility or dream.
*From John O’Donohue’s Benedictus;
**From David Rome’s Your Body Knows the Answer;
^From Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letter on Life;
^^From Robert McKee‘s newsletter: Why Writers Study;
*^From Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming Conversation.