I've always loved the line in the Tao Te Ching that says "nature is never in a hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Maybe this is what non-grindy productivity looks like--not trying to control the parts of your behavior that don't respond to control anyway, and riding the horse of your natural energy flows to get things done.
Interesting (and a bit sad) that I need someone else expressing my way of being in order to give myself permission to be me. Thanks for sharing Sasha.
I like how you say your output in all areas tends to be high, including ones we typically don't see as "productive" like social media. “comfort with smoothly transferring my energy into the world" is a very good definition of productivity; one I haven't heard before. thank you for your insights Sasha
Hearing someone communicate something much closer to what my own productivity (and life) look like is deeply reassuring.
Thanks to “productivity” guru culture (and just the way successful people often tends to talk about their productivity) I often feel like I’m doing it wrong, despite the clear evidence that the way I do what I’m doing is working for me in my life.
I felt very uncomfortable about this disparity years ago but have come a long way in just accepting it as the way I operate, while thinking that the “productivity ideal” that’s bandied about the internet either just doesn’t work for my brain for some reason, or is all sort of a fantasy anyway. But I think I wasted a lot of energy on trying to fit into a mould of what productivity should look like, that should have just been spent on, well, just doing stuff.
Anyway I appreciate you sharing, Sasha.
This was very permission-giving for me, thank you, mettacittena.
as always, resonates very much. My life looks far less disciplined than it ever has and yet feels far more beautiful, full and productive than before. Less strict routines, more strictly noticing the flow of my being and not blocking it.
Sounds like you’ve become very good at doing this and have a lot of ease with the ways you naturally show up in life
This is my ideal lifestyle, and one I'm working to create for myself. Thanks for putting words to it, so helpful to know there's at least one other person who "gets" this.
"Productivity, for me, is a natural outgrowth of passion." resonates deeply
This is such an important viewpoint on productivity. Thanks for sharing.