"What doesn't kill you make you more curious"
A not so gentle reminder. PLUS: a podcast interview
I hope you are well, wherever you are.
A lot has been shifting and clarifying for me internally, and I feel very beautifully opened to life. Life in London is really wonderful. I get to stay in a beautiful place in central London, with my wonderful housemate Flick. And we get to host dinner like this every Monday! I am very blessed. 🙏
A few pieces of writing to share with you this week
A podcast interview: exploring new identity, bridging east-west & being true
My friend Joachim Brackx interviewed on his podcast (link in 1st comment)
We went deep & personal, talking about
🤓 my ongoing experiment with a new identity, i.e adopting a new name (hint: funnn story of how it came)
😬 the unique challenges & perspective of merging cultures, East-West-East-West
💖 contact improv, authentic desire, true intimacy
⭐ and the importance of awe for our wellbeing.
I hope you enjoy and get some unexpected inspiration out of it. Let me know what came up for you, I'd LOVE to hear!
"WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKE YOU MORE CURIOUS"
This was a great reminder from my phd supervisor yesterday at his book launch, Purposeful Curiosities. It has been exactly one year since I applied to my PhD in Bayes Business School. Here I am, doing well, almost "killed" by my questions and definitely more curious than ever. I am here to be changed, and it seems like a success so far!
I am wrestling with some questions regarding my PhD field & topic.
🔥 What would really make a difference?
💖What question could I wholeheartedly devote at least my next 4 years of life to? In what field, from what angle?
🥰Who would be the most mutually inspiring partner, collaborators, friends?
🙏 What is it like to create a life that I truly love? To serve from my essence?
🤗 Who am I being and becoming?
I am learning that it is this very wrestling that will fuel - rather than take away - the curiosity, which will fuel our exploration into the unknown.
Reminds me of what the poet Rilke wrote "This is how he grows: by being defeated, decisively, by constantly great things." ?
How about you? What hasn't killed you and has made you so much more curious? Do write back, I’d love to hear from you.\
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