I didn’t know that I could be a writer. I grew up working class and poor. I wasn’t around educated people or people who would ever dream of going off and being an artist of any sort. I had no awareness of that, but I became an avid reader. I read beyond my years, always reaching for the next thing.
You just have to push forward. You have to follow your vision and hope for the best. You have to write for love.”
Eight Moves | Tending and befriending the body. A morning practice, a workday transition.
North-South Arm Swings Prairie Dog Head Rolls Shoulder Rolls, Body Rolls East-West Arm Swings Circle the Marble in the Well, aka Hip Rolls Drop the Knee, Circle the Ankle Arms Shape Heaven & Earth Walking-Standing Meditation
Start where you are + the miracle of mindfulness.”
“Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Truly, to be stiff and hard is the way of death; to be soft and supple is the way of life.”
“The sage does nothing, but nothing is left undone.”
“Flowing water never stagnates, and the hinges of an active door never rust. This is due to movement.
The same principle applies to essence and energy. If the body does not move, essence does not flow. When essence does not flow, energy stagnates.”
“We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel; but it is the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel; but it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house; but it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the house depends.
Therefore, just as we take advantage of what is, so we should recognize the usefulness of what is not.”