Take your practiced powers and stretch them out
until they span the chasm between two
contraditions…For the god
wants to know himself in you.
Happiness is neither pleasure nor virtue nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
I have only been happy during those periods of my life when I had the courage to act in spite of my fear. I have also found that happiness does not immediately follow the first tenuous steps in a new direction. Rather, happiness is epiphenomenal to continued work in one or more directions. Courage creates the pre-conditions for happiness. Curiously, fears can serve as magnificent indicators of what you ought to pursue. Cultivate sensitivity to the sources and powers of fears in your life.
PursuitOfNovelty is a record of my journeys into the sphere of novelty. We will learn limits as we approach them. Then work and strain until the limit is re-defined and expanded. In yogic practice: Once a practitioner attains a pose, he is encouraged to deepen the pose, to open further. At a certain point of openness, the practitioner can add a variant to the pose.
So what am I pursuing?
Novelty in creative work—acting, music, writing; Novelty in physical exercise and understanding of my body—Muay Thai, Yoga, tennis; Novelty in understanding creative work of others; Novelty in understanding of politics and world events; and Novelty in understanding my place in my community and the cosmos.
This is water. God is love. Namaste.