“If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be.”Epictetus
I recently learned that dirt and soil are not the same things. Dirt is essential dead. It’s like a grumpy college kid who only eats package ramen noodles and bagel bites — over-fertilized, under-nourished and can’t hold it’s water. Soil, on the other hand, is ALIVE. Soil is full of minerals and organic matter.
Plants that grow in soil are more nutrient-rich. Dirt can also grow plants, of course, but it takes larger and larger amounts of fertilizer and the plants have fewer nutrients.
You wonder if the same thing could be applied to us.
Where are your roots growing?
Do you feel creatively nourished?
- Are you feeding your creative soul with good inputs (books, art, music, ideas, etc)
- Are you challenging yourself with new experiments and skills?
- Are you surrounding yourself with smart (cough smarter than yourself cough) creatives who are doing amazing work and want to see you succeed?
- Are you living a life true to yourself?
The othering interesting (relevant) thing to note is dirt can be revitalized. By adding a little compost (organic matter) back to dirt, it can begin to regenerate and thrive again. 🌱
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #873