> But really, many of the things that I consider to be “relaxing activities” are just me taking a thing that I enjoy and turning it into projects and tasks and planning and scheduling and getting materials ready and…treating literally all of my hobbies like a job.

This really resonated with me.

There is this verse from Tao Te Ching that I frequently return to:

"We join spokes together in a wheel,

but it is the center hole

that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot,

but it is the emptiness inside

that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house,

but it is the (Text sourced from https://www.organism.earth/library/document/tao-te-ching) inner space

that makes it livable.

We work with being,

but non-being is what we use."

It helps me remember the goal of life isn't necessary to just fill it with "work" and to enjoy the space between work for what it is.

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“The thing about chapters in a book is that if you look to them as a source of information, their location don’t tell you what’s going to happen next. But it does tell you that what happens next is going to be different somehow.” 🥰

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