What are you most curious about right now?
A big one for me is and has always been, how do I reconcile my seemingly unquenchable need for wildness and chaos with a healthy, productive life?
And lately, it’s how do I remember to bring f&$king reading glasses with me everywhere? 😭
I've been expanding my view of God and my faith into a meta/cosmic/universe leveI and I'm wondering how can it be applied in my day to day existence, so that I can continue to grow and unfold.
It's changed every part of my life from how I view myself and how I interact with people around me. It's a curious question that pervades my entire life.
Been thinking a lot about how I pull off living in the city AND the woods! 🗽🌲
I mean this literally, as I'm exploring buying property in upstate new york and working through the various practicalities of a dual-residence between the two places, but also more metaphorically, as I try to find balance between the fast pace of the cultural frontier and my yearning for a more semi-monastic nature-filled lifestyle.
How do I balance work, family, friends, and my own physical and mental health? And is balance even the right word? It sometimes feels impossible to be fully present for all of them
This past week I've been chewing on some big questions around fostering intergenerational community in the Hudson Valley - in Kingston, NY specifically :)
How does a dragon blow out a candle? That’s what I’m curious about at the moment 😂
Can one man or one woman or one child bring peace to a city? I doubt it; I disbelieve it; I almost despair.
But can one person bring peace inside? I believe that. I have witnessed that. I am struggling to prove that to myself.
Can that person’s peace help bring peace to another? Yes, I believe that. And may that person’s inner peace help bring peace to yet another? Yes, I believe that too.
Will that cascade happen? I don’t know; it may not. It very well may not.
But I believe it can. I will not despair. I do not despair. In walking and in stillness, I do not despair.
what would marketing look like if it nourished the human spirit instead of depleting it?
i've been pondering this FUQ for a few years, but had mostly been exploring in the realm of solopreneurs and creators. this is a big part of why i'm so excited to be working with foster right now. it's a chance to start playing with non-coercive marketing in a more complex context, and see how this philosophy might scale up and work for larger orgs and companies.
How do I maintain the aliveness and presence I feel being at conscious festivals and in nature while being back in a city like London?
How can I sustain a livelihood as a full-time oil painter?
What trade-offs am I willing to make in going deep on one thing when I feel called towards many things? (painting pictures as an artist, seeing exhibitions, chanting kirtan, writing, ecstatic dancing, yoga)
Is fearless self-expression truly the way to peace and fulfilment as I believe it is? Does believing it to be true make it so? Would it be true even if I didn't believe it?
On the heels of that New Yorker piece re: Hasan Minhaj, thinking a lot this week about emotional truth in storytelling, where fact matters over fiction and vice versa
"What can I learn from my children?" is one open question that's been on my mind.
I'm a father of a 3.5 year old and a 5 month old. When our first child was born, my initial reaction was to teach him, to be a "good" father. But later on there was one special moment that altered my mindset: My son was looking up at the moon, and I saw in his eyes the essence of curiosity and wonder. I felt a rekindling of my own curiosity. I was reminded that there is so much beauty and amazement in the world to be experienced—I just need to slow down, take it in, and see the world through the lens of a childlike mindset.
Yes, I'll be a good role model. Yes, I'll keep my kids safe. I'll help them with basic mechanics like counting numbers and how to tie shoes. Of course, I'll guide them into adulthood. But I suspect there is substantively more I can learn than teach.
What am I learning from my children? Curiosity, fear, emotion, self expression, play, truth, the magical joy of stomping in a puddle... What else can I learn or relearn or unlearn...?
How can I be more curious and stop denying myself the privilege of being an amateur, a novice, a person in the arena, trying things
Mine would be how can I bring forth a beautiful world while tending to my present and current reality?
How to break free from the mental limitations I put on myself.
The dance between humility, being in service to others, moving away from identity & the need for recognition - while simultaneously welcoming praise, celebrating growth, and letting myself more boldly take up space