I could not tell you exactly how far into the Marin Headlands I was when I realized that my maps app couldn’t get me back. I just knew it was far.
When sunlight shines through the trees, the interplay between light and leaves. When you’re with your friends and decide “who is who” in a show or movie you all watch and then laugh hysterically about how “them” that character is behaving.
You’ve lost relationships.
If we could see souls instead of bodies, what would be beautiful? What is the first thing people would know about you? What would you be most afraid of them seeing? Who would you impress? Who would you love?
Hate yourself for still caring about the person you aren’t supposed to care about anymore. Shame yourself until you’re completely suppressing everything you feel.
What would you stand for if you knew that nobody would judge you?
Being creative is as innate to being human as eating, talking, walking and thinking is.
But we avoid feeling anything because we have more or less been taught that our feelings have lives of their own. That they’ll carry on forever if we give them even a moment of our awareness.
Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share…”
The “right” things are not just the “radical” things. But you will doubt them, because you were promised that your dreams would be overwhelming, despite the fact that most people aren’t just “overwhelmed” and overcome and driven to do just one thing.