I‘m going through journals and notes from the past with intention to release and not store, collect, hide, and neglect. How do I open to what’s here, and step more firmly, clearly, and lightly into my own life?
I’m inspired by Sir Laurens van der Post. Living from 1906 to 1996, he was a writer, farmer, soldier, political adviser to British prime ministers, educator, journalist, humanitarian, philosopher, explorer, and conservationist.
“The age of the leaders has come and gone. Every person must be their own leader now. You must remove the projection, and contain the spirit of the time in your own life and your own nature, because to go the old way and follow your leader is a form of psychological imprisonment.”
He watched the Bushmen and wrote: “Art, poetry, and music are matters of survival. They are guardians and makers of the unbroken chain of what’s oldest and first in the human spirit.”