With this open time you do not have to write the next best selling novel.
You do not have to get in the best shape of your life.
You do not have to start that podcast.
What you can do instead is observe this pause as an opportunity.
The same systems we see crumbling in society are being called to crumble in each of us individually.
Systems that taught us we are machines that live to produce & we are disposable if we are not doing so.
System that taught us monetary gain takes priority over humanity.
The systems that create our insecurities then capitalize off of them.
What if we became curious with this free time and had no agenda other than to experience being?
What if we created art for the sake of creating?
What if you allowed yourself to rest & cry & laugh & play and get curious about whatever arises in you?
What if our true purpose is in this space?
As if mother earth is saying: we can no longer carry on this way - the time is now - I’m reminding you who you are. Will you remember?
David in his home,
Photographed by Ashley Kickliter.