What Does the Day Want?

It might not be what you want, or think you want.

There’s discipline and duty (the philosophical versions of the cult of productivity), and then there’s the sort of Daoist urge to go with the flow — to sleep in, to exercise, to follow an interesting thread.

In a wonderful image, I’ve heard some creatives refer to this as breathing in, with the implication that if you’re just breathing out all the time, you’re toast.

You can’t just breathe in all the time, either, but those of us who can always find a way to breathe out can often use a reminder to take a breath, too.

What really needs to happen?

What can you let happen, and where might it take you?