View profile

The Water Is Just Fine

Henry miller makes me want to disappear into my own skin. I, on the other hand, want to propel mysel
Eclectically Curious
The Water Is Just Fine
By Clay Lowe • Issue #11 • View online
Henry miller makes me want to disappear into my own skin.
I, on the other hand, want to propel myself out into the world - to embrace it - to experience the fullness of it in every breath.  “All things are generated out of the grand mystery,” said Henry Miller, “and proceed out of one degree into another.” 
It is this grand mystery that I am desperate to understand. But the more I try to penetrate the mystery, the more elusive it becomes, leaving me to be like a dog, forever chasing my tail.
I promised you fluff, but it appears I have run out. So let’s follow this course for a while and see where it leads us. 
Today was tough, well the start of the day was tough, I should say. I was in that difficult transition mode where you go from being time-less to time-bound. Free to not-free.
Having not played the game of work for a couple of weeks, I was tortured by the clock on the wall. Evil things, clocks and watches, they demand we pay attention to time. Tick-tock.
Time for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea.
Part of me wanted to deny the inevitable; part of me wanted to surrender. In the end, I knew resistance was futile.
Best to approach it like getting into ice-cold water, just dive right in. After you get over the initial shock, you find the water is just fine.
I turned the key to the ignition and suddenly everything felt as right as rain. I was back in sync with time, and it was just fine.
“Tell me who you spend your time with,” said Goethe, “and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Let that sink in a bit.
Who would you be according Goethe?
I scribble a few names down in my notebook. After a few minutes, I scratch the names out. The truth is I spend a great deal of time with myself, lost in the valley of my own mind. Even when I’m with people, I’m somewhere else in my head chasing rabbits, not the ten-foot tall variety, but the ones whose holes run deeper then I’ve been.
I’m not sure what that says about who I am. Maybe you have a better clue.
Peace,
Clay

Today's Learning
Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something new? That’s fine — all you need is 20 hours
Slaying the Snark: what nonsense verse tells us about reality
A Therapy Alternative: Keep a Commonplace Book
Love, Happiness, and Time
100 Questions To Ask Your Friends (BFF Deep Personal Questions)
Quote of the Day
THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson

New Subscribers
Are you putting the new in newsletter? If you’ve only just joined my daily inbox learnings, welcome. Thanks for subscribing and feel free to hit reply to any emails I send your way. I read and reply to all messages. You can access the full archive of past issues here.

And if you enjoy these emails please forward to a friend!
Did you enjoy this issue?
Clay Lowe

Learn something new every day.

If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here
Powered by Revue