Life is dynamic and so must you be
- I’ve always had this vision in my head, of what it means to be a truly free person – someone who has achieved mastery of self and of the elements of the world.
- The vision is as follows:
- You are in the ocean – standing atop of the water, as if you had put on a special pair of shoes that let you glide on the surface, and to not sink. Mastery is not in not sinking. That is not within your control, and you do not know when the ability will be struck from you. In that sense, it is a blessing.
- To be a master of life is to be able to break free from the fear that keeps you standing nervously on the water’s tranquil surface. It is to be able to glide about, freely, rising and falling with the waves as they come, letting them take you some ways away from your planned route, and informing your route, that it might change. A harmony of the chaos of life and the ambitions of man.
- And above all, it is not whether you get to that desired point that matters – it is how gracefully you skate upon the waves. That is freedom.
# Relevant Quotes & Highlights
I’ve talked about my belief that balance is a dynamic activity—by which I mean, one that never ends. I’ve spelled out my reasons for not defaulting to one or another extreme because it feels safer or more stable. Now I am urging you to attempt a similar balancing act when navigating between the known and the unknown. — location: 2788 ^ref-59170 - from Creativity, Inc - Ed Catmull