Today’s One Thing is about a quote I recently read by Michelangelo, "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it." It got me thinking about the mental anchors we drop in life that hold us back – fear, self-imposed narratives, and limited perceptions of ourselves.
Every creative mind has felt the angst and loneliness of our affliction. We battle the void in our own ways. So this is for all you void dwellers out there, shouting your hearts out. I hear you, I see you. Our voices may echo endlessly, but there is comfort in knowing the void cannot keep them contained forever.
Today, in Substack Reads, I discovered a newsletter, CMOON, by Cristina Moon on Zen Buddhism practice, and the issue title caught my eye, On Being a Zen Jerk. Cristina shares her views on why it's essential to be mindful of how she discusses Zen Buddhism with others to avoid coming off the wrong way and how it's possible to be a Zen jerk even though you are trying to help or share information, depending on how you share your knowledge.