Peace of mind is an inside job, unrelated to fame, fortune, or whether you partner loves you.*
Creativity isn’t learning the right answers but asking the strongest questions.**
It’s tempting to think of peace as the absence of conflict and turmoil, but I’m more interested in the kind of peace that keeps me in the journey:
We are hardwired with curiosity inside us, because life knew that this would keep us going even in bad sailing.*
There’s a peace that makes it possible for me to speak to new people, to change my mind, to try new things. It isn’t a peace we wait upon, but we are able to grow , better even than Harry Potter’s liquid luck. It’s about creating a better narrative for the contents of our lives:
If you’ve gone through gathering and aggregating ideas this is the point at which you’ll probably confront the same problem I do every year: there are too many possibilities.^
For me, it begins with my journaling and reading at the beginning of each day. How do you grow your peace for possibility?
*From Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything;
**From Robert McKee‘s newsletter: What to Do When You Doubt Your Dialogue;
^From Rohit Bhargava’s Non Obvious 2019.