My 100th Podcast recorded since lockdown - A very personal podcast about my writing mind spaces and how they have developed since I first started writing. How I now have this 'no-man land' space (odd nickname!) but also the 'experience space' I go into to create journeys for others. Book quoted: Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
When competition is helpful to get over perfectionism. But is a hindrance in creativity and especially group collaborations.
How has 2020 been a good year? Yes, you heard me right....
Why I admire John Lewis and Dr Jane Goodall so much. The idea of being 'in this world but not of it' as spoken about John Lewis. Reading others, questioning your work but not yourself and your true Core. Working with others to reach a place of true equality and support. the cloak of compromise we vail our Core with.
John Lewis quote used: “You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates.”
*sorry one day I will find a chair which doesn't 'click' in the podcast!
Anxiety is an externally created process. It's one of the easiest ways for us to see our differences and our different needs. Anxiety is created by not being met by others as we are.
I have recorded the intro to this podcast 3 times as I have messed up 3 times in new ever-increasing ways!
I used the word 'minority' originally which is accurate in an Irish context. The challenge with our own frame of reference. Then I made it worse. And now I don't know what to call it.
Why the pain as a white person not being able to read and write in school does not have the same generational patterns as it does for a student who is not white.
Understanding how having a core gives you security but also the knowledge to know where your pain stops and someone else starts. How this prevents polarisation.
Why we create moody, uncooperative and secret teens. How parents and older people can embrace the joy. the discovery and not contain it. As an adult are you still hanging on to the baggage you grew up with? The inability to be different from your family?
The equal and opposite reaction to growth. Why you need to have pride in what it has taken for the reaction of the red mass. How those people are trapped in those red squares and you are not. The equal and opposite reaction that has taken place in every sense. Where this week has taken me back to personally. My own empathetic pain.
Why we need the elder tress to protect the young saplings and encourage their growth to their true possibility.
Quotes used: Post Of Gloria Steinem (Instagram) "...change always grows from the bottom up, like a tree, not from the top down. So look at each other, trust what you know is right - and keep going!"
Now Is The Time To Open Your Heart - Alice Walker
".. the young trees coming up had no shade to protect them from the blistering sun that backed the earth to ash. They were as brittle as matchsticks and unable to grow tall. They would never know the grandeur of the parents and grandparents who proceeded them. How would they ever guess what their true nature was?"
The Hidden Life Of Trees - Peter Wohlleben
As we enter the second lockdown in Europe and others have not been so fortunate to have a break between waves - what has the pandemic thought us about our society and how we need to live differently?