How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything, Episode 135

Posted by Thirdspace on May 3, 2020 in Archives

How are we coming at life at this time? Are we careful? mindless? gentle with the things we are touching? Or careless, distracted, and in a self-important hurry at all costs? A conversation about paying attention to our lives, this week inspired by Amanda Palmer’s writing, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

This is Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by Thirdspace in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. We’re also on YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify. You can find videos of every episode, and more about the project on the Turning Towards Life website.

Our source for this week is written by Amanda Palmer, and brought to us by Justin.

How you do anything is how you do everything

One of my favorite yoga teachers used to say: “how you do anything is how you do everything”.

I feel like everyone I know is being given a surprise final exam in how to do anything (and everything) right now. I feel simultaneously completely upended and yet strangely more at peace than I have ever felt in my life. paying attention to how I change a sheet, how I cut an apple, how I schedule my few precious minutes of work and screen time and how I give my child a bath is all a reflection of all the everythings I’ve ever done; how I started a career, how I broke up with a boyfriend, how I dealt with a miscarriage.

it’s all the same. how did I do it? was I careful? mindless? was I gentle with the things I was touching? or was I careless, distracted, and in a self-important hurry at all costs?

slowing down is the hardest thing on earth because it forces you to face the scariest thing you will ever face: you.

fare you all well…I love you all so so much.

I know what so many of you are going through, and growing through.
I am with you.

Amanda

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash