Living and Learning Along the Way
“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”
Recently, we came across the Kurt Vonnegut quote included at the top of this post. The idea resonated with us because we realized that Mr. Vonnegut had beautifully captured the essence of why we decide to do the things we do.
For us, "growing our souls" can be as simple as taking a walk when we experience nature with all our senses. Growing our souls can also mean years of language learning so we can relate to people in their own culture.
With every decision, great and small, we are faced with constraints - financial limits, incomplete information, limited time, and energy. To help us choose, we ask ourselves, Will it grow our soul? and How will we know it will grow our soul?