Work makes water wetter.
It makes your bed give you
its deepest rest.
the kind that requires movement
and effort and occasional grunting...
that kind of work
stocks your soul's warehouse.
Have you ever noticed
how sweating makes your noticings
Full and ready
to burst itself
all over a page
for a change.
Leave your sanitized desk
and filtered air.
Stop clicking keys
Work up a funk
so you can write
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾