On the goodness trail today…
I had a terrific conversation over lunch with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg about all things good, evil and poetic. I’m transcribing the recording and hope to have a report and transcript posted early next week.
I spent much of the rest of the day on income-generating work, and income is a very good thing.
But most interestingly, something’s going on inside of me. I haven’t sat with this enough to be able to describe it. All I’ve got right now is a gut feeling, but there’s something about a quest for goodness that I hadn’t considered. I’m only 10 days into this thing, and I feel like I’m changing. I kid you not. Something’s getting better. For want of a better word, something inside feels, well, good.
I’m no saint. Far from it, but every day I spend a minimum of an hour contemplating the meaning of goodness, thinking about examples of goodness, doing all sorts of things good. Could the fact that I’m doing that actually make me a different person? I know that since I started this project, I’m more aware of good actions and of good and kind thoughts vs. nasty and destructive ones. I feel like I’d be far more embarrassed now if I were caught falling into the non-good.
Is it the fact that I’ve made this quest public that makes me more aware of the good? Is it the fact that I’m spending time on goodness each day? What the heck is going on inside?