If we zoom out, we may come to see the fact that we - human beings - live in a vast ecosystem far greater than ourselves. Earth. If we zoom out further, we may come to see the fact that Earth, a life force in and of itself, lives within a vast ecosystem greater than... Continue Reading →
When we are young, we have no choice. Our imagination is all that we have. There is no past. There is nothing to reminisce. There is nothing to morn. There is nothing to hold on to. But soon, without counsel, we are nudged forward. Forward into experience. Into discovery. Hope. Love. Loss. And all those... Continue Reading →
It is an evolutionary advantage to worry. It is an evolutionary advantage to worry. Because when we worry, our body physiologically becomes in a state of survival - which in turn heightens our awareness and likelihood of survival. But here's another truth:
Recently in my life, the notion of success has come up over and over again. Quite a bit. There is an axiom within our cultural lexicon that time and time again brings us back to the notion that success seemingly pushes us away from "ourselves". That it forces you to become many things; anything but your true self.
Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if we did two things differently. If in the face of adversity, against the tugging will of our lizard brain, we looked around for someone less fortunate than ourselves and helped them. x If in the face of success and prosperity we helped ourselves.
There was a moment in history, we as people looked up for the very first time [at the stars] and never would it be the same. We brought our own relevance and capabilities into question with a majesty that, to this day, maintains an unrelenting hold on our lives. As sophisticated as we may feel we have become, as progressive as we may imagine we are, rest assured most of us find ourselves petrified by the thought of failure.
It has been an interesting social experiment functioning in the new paradigm of "stay at home" orders and "social distancing". For the longest time, I was having difficulty honing in on what exactly felt so "off" about the new paradigm. But in recent days, it has become a bit more clear.
I am not a positive person, never have been. But I have always been an optimist, because I have always thought - the alternatives are simply uninteresting.
It is quite telling and interesting to think that solitary confinement, which is to say - alone within your own head, is considered a form of punishment EVEN inside of a prison. Culturally, the prospect of being of being locked alone in a room, with their own minds, is a devastating one. Why is that?