#75 — Discovering ourselves through writing, one layer at a time.
"What will I be writing about twenty layers from now? How about a hundred, or a thousand?
Oh, I love this way of looking at writing, Salman!
Looking forward to the workshop!
Loved reading this. As of now I’m struggling with beginning to write publicly, and reading your perspective was very comforting. Thanks for putting it out!
Good stuff! I struggle to write vulnerably, but I think the best stories come out and we connect more with people when we share the deep stuff. Love what you shared about the intersection of curiosity and joy. Here's to becoming a more curious and joyful human.
"There is gold to be found in the hills of the unknown. The problem is most of us don’t have the the space let it in. We’re too busy carrying around all of our existing thoughts, worries, and work. The backpack of our mind is too full—we simply don’t have the space for anything new."
I like this framing and the backpack metaphor resonated. I had always thought about "space" as a woowoo concept but I like how tangible and physical you made it. And if we aren't inviting the unknown it's cause we didn't physically let it.
I suspect some of this is because people are more comfortable with what's already in their backpack, even if they don't like what they're carrying.
75 is phenomenal Salman, congrats 🥂
Love this: You can’t be curious and angry at the same time - great reframe in the context of writing!
Look forward to what you share in your course. Your sessions were a lot of fun 😁
Beautiful art inside this letter—the written and the drawn.