Super interesting! A question I have revolves around the difference between beliefs and experiences. Many people form their beliefs more from teachers, scriptures, and dogmas than from experiences. Conversely, the mystics value experiences of connectedness with God over beliefs. To put it another way, does pilgrimage, meditation, or fasting activate monoamines or a theological discussion?
So damn good! I design spaces for travelers and am hoping to implement some of these ideas. I have also been thinking a bunch about becoming more minimal with my aesthetic and possessions at home. literal clutter makes my brain feel cluttered, but If I just walk to the window and gaze for a moment I feel the stuff-imposed anxiety wain.
Love it, thanks for the post. Any time Parker Palmer is mentioned, I start paying attention. I think the most difficult step isn’t deciding to follow your dreams. It is figuring out how to structure the process of following your dreams, staying accountable to it, and doing all that without turning it into a new type of rat race. I am right in the middle of those struggles right now.