Hurry Slowly - ✨ Awakening ✨

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Me for the past few months.

Hi Friend-

I’ve been in deep retreat for the past few months, which is why you haven’t heard from me. After many years of fairly furious creative output, I felt it was time to find some stillness to rest and reflect in preparation for a new phase.

As the musician and composer Brian Eno says: “One of the reasons I have to take distinct breaks when I work is to allow the momentum of a particular direction to run down, so that another one can establish itself.”

After the letting the momentum run down, I’m finally awakening to the world again and all kinds of new offerings are percolating up. It feels invigorating.

Here's a sneak peek of some of the new projects I have afoot:

Guided energy meditations. Next week, I’ll be sharing a new program about "leaning into self-trust" from the energy work side of my creative practice. If the idea of exploring the energy body is up your alley, you can click here to opt into my energy mailing list and get the details.

A lecture series on “tender discipline.” In September, I’ll be opening registration for a brand-new, six-week lecture series on one of my favorite topics: tender discipline. At its core, tender discipline means living and working in a way that centers humanity rather than productivity. If we want to effect positive change, I believe that this is an essential paradigm shift. And I can't wait to share more about this program soon!

A new season of Hurry Slowly. In early October, I’ll be launching a fifth season of Hurry Slowly, with a fresh new look & format. I’m still honing the focus, but as always we’ll be venturing deep into the realm of transformative ideas. I’m also seeking new sponsors for the show. If that could be you or your company, feel free to hit “reply” and get in touch.

I hope you're finding some rest & restoration this summer.

Sending warmth,
Jocelyn
 
My dogs looking quite fetching. : )
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Continual becoming. As you might already know, I am a big fan of Prentis Hemphill's podcast Finding Our Way. This interview with writer & performer ALOK had so much beauty and love and depth: "The work that I'm doing to transcend the gender binary is not merely so that we can acknowledge and include non-binary people, create a third category or an other, more options to pick. The work that I'm trying to do is actually to say, how did we normalize, not just normalize, but romanticize a world that told us this is who you should be forever. That's not a world I'm interested in being in. The world I'm interested in being is one that asks, show me what you wanna be, experiment, figure it out, manifest and femifest. Let me witness your continual becoming, transition as a mode of continual becoming, without destination."

Bespoke realities. A heady meditation from L.M. Sacasas on how digital media has deprived us on common sense: "I’m reminded of an observation offered by the Chinese-American geographer Yi-Fu Tuan in Space and Place: 'In the past, news that reached me from afar was old news. Now, with instantaneous transmission, all news is contemporary. I live in the present, surrounded by present time, whereas not so long ago, the present where I am was an island surrounded by the pasts that deepened with distance.' Or to put it another way, before the advent of electronic communication, the regulation of information was partly a function of our being bodies in place. Immediacy was structured by place rather than time. Throughout the modern era, however, especially after the advent of electronic media, knowledge, place, and the public sphere begin to diverge."

Sad and free. I really enjoyed this deep reflection from my friend Sebene Selassie on ancestral and karmic trauma: "In the system of tarot and numerology I study, all traumas are referred to as memories (ancestral and karmic) — memories surface in order to be healed (and humans come here to do just that). Similarly, in Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT), trauma expressions are considered to be messages from the ancestors containing specific medicine for healing – medicines are continually revealed within and around us. Whenever I am reactive or have a strong manifestation in my life (repeated illness, recurring experience, persistent thought, intense feeling, vivid dream), I try and remember to meet it as a memory in need of healing or as a message from the ancestors delivering medicine."

Let us make sanctuary. This wonderful interview with renegade academic Bayo Akomolafe made me see the idea of "hurrying slowly" with fresh eyes: "Once in a while, we are reminded how things fall apart... When the language with which we frame the future feels exhausted, outworn, nothing makes sense anymore. When cracks appear in the ground, and then there’s no walking forward anymore. There’s no progress. These times allow us the gift of noticing how indebted we are to the ground that we imagine we left behind. That’s where the idea of slowing down in times of urgency comes from. The times are urgent, let us slow down. It doesn’t mean reducing one’s speed. Like, 'Let me take it easy this weekend.' It doesn’t mean slowing down in the same direction we’re heading for, because eventually we’ll reach those destinations, so it doesn’t make any sense to slow down. Slowing down is more an issue of touching our indebtedness, touching the entangling threads... that connect us to ancestry, the modern human, the nonhuman, the yet-to-be human."

Restriction as possibility; lifestyle as politics

How do we face loss with dignity?

How to determine if you are playing the video game or if the video game is playing you

The first five tools you need (literally)

103 bits of advice I wish I had known

 
Fur babies.
 

THANK YOUS:

Shout out to Bailey Richardson, Recomendo, and Ann Friedman for link ideas.
 

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Hi, I'm Jocelyn, the human behind this newsletter. I created the online course RESET, a cosmic tune-up for your workday, and I host Hurry Slowly — a podcast about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down.
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