lqb2weekly #156 (5 jul 2021)

hey,

happy my-fav-season-of-the-year aka summerrrrrr :D

my last day working as a staff person at css was june 25th. the transition was super smooth (thanks to excellent organizational systems and thoughtful staff (s/o bernice, ratema, and shana)) and even though it was sad/hard/griefful to depart, i am so glad to be in this new relationship to my time and agency.

since then, i have been in summer-mode hard and it’s amaaaazing. here’s a few photos of how things have been…

do i have privilege? for suuuuuure. am i tryna make the best of it and make space for more folks to share in it? you bet.

anywhozzle, there are a bunch of other things going on but here are a few highlights and then you can move on to all the other things i’ve been consuming:

  • in 2018 & 2019, i went through a year long spiritual formation process. it was one of the most spiritual powerful containers i’ve participated in. i’m one of the current co-holders of the project and we are opening up for another cohort. here’s more info or you can sign up for our information (aka reflection and connection) session on july 25 here: the formation project.

  • coaching for healing, justice, and liberation (the place i am getting trained as a coach in their 9-month cohort) is hiring two folks. an administrative coordinator and a finance and operations manager. check out the deets.

  • a new friend and fellow dreamer, alexis goggans, is launching an online coaching school. deets here.

  • my friend, philip, is moving to boston in the fall! if you’re looking for housemates, read more about him here.

  • life radio: last week, i gave a broken link to Episode 8: Thriving in Pandemic so this week here’s a correct link as well as one for Episode 09: Societal Design with Kendra Hicks

it’s been 3 weeks since the last newsletter so this one is stuffed to brim. take what you can and leave the rest when/if it gets to be too many things!

(!!) pick of the pack


writing

some things i’ve written since the last newsletter:

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quotes

there is nothing new under the sun…

A dream we dream alone is only a dream. A dream we dream together is reality. — Yoko Ono

The less a man is in touch with his true talents and abilities, the more he will envy others. If we envy a lot, we are denying our own realistic greatness, our own Divine Child. What we need to do, then, is to get in touch with our own beauty, and our own creativity. Envy blocks creativity. — Douglas Gillette and Robert L. Moore, King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

Most of the excuses I made…
- not enough time
- not enough money
- not enough knowledge
- not the right connections
…were just ways to avoid the real bottleneck: Not enough courage.
There was always a small step I could have taken—if I had the guts to take it.
— James Clear

Never cut what you can untie. — Joseph Joubert

You say that you are sometimes experiencing the great silence and immensity of being, and you would like to always be in that experience. But the truth is you are the great silence and immensity of being in whose vastness the sense of someone dreaming about discovering and remaining in the immensity of being is appearing. — Mooji

Patience is a competitive advantage.
In a surprising number of fields, you can find success if you are simply willing to do the reasonable thing longer than most people.
— James Clear

Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters: morning, midday, afternoon, evening. If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter.
Fail small, not big.
— Gretchen Rubin

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are. — José Ortega y Gasset

poetry

risk by anaïs nin

reads

some things i’ve read since the last newsletter:

listens

some audio and/or podcasts i’ve listened to since the last newsletter:

watches

some videos i watched since the last newsletter:

jams

some things i’ve been (aurally) enjoying since the last newsletter:

jobs

housing

upcoming events

$$ (fun-raising)

other opportunities

newsletters

right now i’m learning…

about how octavia envisioned vampires. it’s making me reflect (yet again) on just how brilliant she is.

mood

this series of GIFs of some descendants of frederick douglass reading his speech, “what to the slave is the 4th of july” is just what the doctor ordered.