First, remember that in any new line of creative work, you have to find your “voice” (in whatever medium you are “speaking”). This is not trivial. It takes time. It takes energy. Most of all, it takes doing the work.
If you’re the kind of person who hates getting “constructive” criticism because it demotivates you, then you’re in luck.
People never stop saying how helpful it is to get feedback, how you need as much feedback as you can get, so you know if you’re producing things that people like, or that “work.” This is bullshit.
If you make one…
I will be writing a lot more about this in the future because it’s so important.
The Constructal Law is a new law of physics (wha?!?!). Yes, a new law of physics, specifically about how the designs of physical objects evolve over time, including animate and inanimate things.
It’s really, really hard to grasp the full consequences of this idea, but let’s start.
The Constructal Law stated simply is something like: Physical structures that can evolve over time will evolve to make things flow through them more easily.
Another way of saying it is that things naturally tend to evolve…
In some ways, this title makes no sense.
In other ways, art and practice are the same thing. Sometimes we say that a specific thing is a piece of art. What makes it so, however, is not usually the physical characteristics of the piece itself, but links to some unseen and ongoing process — a practice, of art.
Everyone practices many arts.
Art to me is any process that you co-evolve with. By co-evolve, I mean you practice the process a different way each time because time passes between times, and time moves everything around, so this time is always…
We oscillate, vibrate, wigwag, whatever you want to call it, but we don’t stay still.
Things that vibrate do so with a frequency or speed. For example, your heart beats at 180 beats per minute if you’re exercising, 80 when chilling out.
Our bodies, brains, minds are swirling rivers of processes happening at different frequencies (speeds) all at the same time.
The brain has “rhythms.” These are patterns of groups of neurons firing. Very interesting fact about brain rhythms: the slower rhythms set the pace for the faster rhythms. …
New Understandings about Habits and Big Changes in Life
You have to make new habits in order to improve the quality of your life.
This is a slow process.
There are thousands of new habits you could make for yourself to improve yourself.
There is limited time.
More importantly, there is limited energy.
So what do you do? What’s the best strategy and action to make your future better than your past?
Do everything that suits you as a person. If you like to write, write (I’m talking to myself here). If you like to meditate, meditate (also, myself). …
Our culture, especially the online culture of self-improvement, is flooded with this idea of efficiency, getting the most done with the least effort, and having big life changes with no drag, thanks to some specific morning routine or exercise routine, or diet routine.
This is a bad model, in my opinion. Not realistic, and not valuable in the long run.
The idea is, once you find that single habit/routine that is most efficient for you, then you’ll become a better person. Meditate your way to serenity, organize your house to happiness, gain enough lean mass to crush concrete without losing…