The thing about plants

There's a tender consistency that comes from growing things. You have to be patient. You're training a new way of being, you're coaxing a seed or a plant out of its shell.

Violence Doesn’t Solve Fear

The ways in which we approach our fear has got to change. It is so very very easy to approach fear with the mindset of wiping it off the face of the map, whether it be with drone strikes or with pointing a gun at innocent teenagers. It's so very very easy for me to approach fear with self-policing, obsessive thinking, and trying to eradicate it from my mind. Do they seem disconnected to you? They are very related. Outer change never comes without inner change, first.

Practice

It's been awhile since I wrote. Some of this is due to the places my mind has wandered lately, down dark and lonely roads. But some of this is also due to being out of practice. My honesty has felt terrifying even to me, so I stopped practicing writing it out publicly and went underground. …