This week felt like living in a crucible surrounded by hype where…
(and this is difficult to write but I think important so I am going to try…)
…I think it was almost like I was, at times, in the wrong crucible :)
I could feel the reshaping process taking place on me but (at times) it felt incredibly wrong.
The appropriate way to go about affecting change is to ask the person what they need and then do what you can (if you feel called to this) to help them achieve that.
Often (and yes, “social media” is the screaming banshee in this vignette) attention is pulled chaotically, led by Data in ways that just seem…disembodied. Honestly not tied to anything substantial.
And so: Yes, perhaps we can all agree that Attention is a deeply moral act.
And then: So what, actually, when achieving even a quiet 15 minutes may seem impossible.
And yet, I am more and more convinced that it is deeply imperative that we return to our core — that (perhaps) quiet voice leading us to who we are, why we are here, literally helping us don our own armor so we can do whatever it is we came here to do in this one wild and precious life.
All that to say: Who are you?
Julia Cameron has an exercise in The Artist’s Way where she asks the reader to answer the same question 10 times. I think that might be appropriate for this week.
Who are you? Write it out 10 times, and just keep answering. If you can, get a friend to ask you 10 times, and then return the favor (If you have ever done this in a group exercise, it is so powerful. h/t to dear friend Christina Jordan in whose group I did a similar thing :) )