“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” -Auguste Rodin
I do not aspire to be “above” my feelings any more than a surfer aspires to fly above the water in a helicopter.
I want to be “down there” where the action is.
I want to ride the waves of energy in motion.
I do not wish to seek shelter on the safe shores of stoicism nor do I long to find recourse on remote islands of indifference.
Take me out into the ocean, hand me a surfboard, and throw me off the damn boat.
I am not here to stay dry. I am here to engage the wild waters of felt experience.
And although, at various times, It may seem as if I am being pushed and pulled beyond my conscious control, I am satisfied in the awareness that I will know what it feels like to be moved by life.
Whether wiped out or worn out; whether turned on or turned off; I came here to feel.