In two days, I will have written this daily letter for 1,000 days in a row.
That’s almost 3 years.
It seems to me to be the biggest period of personal change that I have had.
I wonder if that is just that I have something to measure that change against?
If I could go back and have a conversation with the myself when I started this project I wonder what I would find?
I can see a few things…
My sense of belonging in the world is profoundly different. I feel enmeshed in a community of people trying to do good things in the world.
My clarity about who I am and the things I want to make is, well, clear. Or at least much, much clearer. I feel more confident that I am an artist in the world and that being an artist in the world is a valuable thing to do.
I now appreciate that, as I love the people around me, I am also loved by them.
I also understand better my capacity to keep doing something that matters to me.
Every. Single. Day.
It feels impressive when you stand back and look at it.
After a while it becomes just part of the fabric of life. Reasonably simple actually. I am surprised at how my attitude towards this project can suddenly turn sharply and I can feel like I am moving up hill with a very heavy back pack.
On those days it has been beautiful to see how just taking one little step is enough.
Just do today.
Tomorrow is for tomorrow.
Yes. That’s one of the biggest things I’ve learnt.
Just do this moment.
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