Ep. 72: Support of Nature

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WE'RE BACK! "Those who look for the laws of Nature as support for their new works collaborate with the creator." - Antonio Gaudi.

This week, we explore the Vedic concept of "Support of Nature" and how we can always tune into this knowing, elemental force as a guide and powerful feedback mechanism for decision-making and navigation through life. We walk through Meadow's current process of book writing and how this concept is playing out for her in real-time.


We talked about

  • recording podcasts (and interviews) in unusual places

  • last week’s failed attempt at podcasting 45 minutes in

  • latest reads and surprising books on the NYT best-seller list

  • Meadow in nature, featuring adorable hummingbird feet

  • her starting a new book and struggling to succinctly explain infinity in written form

  • the new, unconscious habit she’s just discovered and what it might be trying to tell her

  • the giving or receiving posture and which mode most people may live in

  • the woo-woo way Meadow processes her core concepts and creating definitions for some unexpectedly difficult words

  • the archetypal answer she kept receiving to the question of which voice of hers was being silenced 

  • staring into the void of the word “self” for six hours and being hit by a wall of doubt

  • experiencing the fertile void and seeking signs from the surrounding environment

  • Laura only knowing what her book was about three years after she started writing it

  • Meadow’s run-in with a well-known author at the grocery store 

  • Laura recently receiving shocking news from her landlord and how her trust in something better got rewarded 48 hours later

  • power versus force and watching (and responding to) what’s happening instead of trying to make anything happen

  • ending things on an Emerson nature quote from poetry.


Quotables

“Maybe I should shut up. Maybe that is the thing, or maybe I’m silencing something that’s really important that shouldn’t be silenced.”

“You always hear people say--it’s the most cliché thing ever--‘it’s so hard to write a book’. But you don’t really hear why.”

“She’s like 70 and she’s like, ‘One of the worst books I ever wrote was my memoir at 38 years old...because I thought I knew what life was about.’”

“You have this dance that you’re doing with the rest of life all the time. And we oftentimes just step out of that and charge off on our own and forget that we’re in this dance. And it goes on without us.”


Ask yourself

  • Are you noticing where the world is supporting your needs or intentions or brings about meaningful coincidences (otherwise known as synchronicities) in your life?

Resources

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Beautiful No by Sheri Salata

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Everything is Fucked by Mark Manson

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years” from The New York Times

Where the Crawdads Sing and other books by Delia Owens

Milkman by Anna Burns

The Apology by Eve Ensler

“Root of Evil” podcast

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