From "A Journey in Ladakh" by Andrew Harvey

“You must write and I must be a guide. It is our svaha, our nature. Perhaps next time we will be luckier, less condemned to our different vanities. I will talk less and you will carry no big black notebooks, full of illegible writing.”
“What will we do without our vanities?”
“We will drink. We will see visions. We will heal the sick and bring love and calm to the mad and evil. We will play cards all night and not need to sleep. We will walk on water in front of a hundred thousand cameras, to refute all materialists for ever.”


I’m two days away from heading to CHI 2011 in Vancouver. This will be a thing.

I’ve been measuring time I work, defined as actual time concentrating and creating (not answering emails or blogging or whatever). It’s much less than I’d think: 4 hours on a good day.

Today, for example, 5pm and I’ve done zero hours so far. Yesterday I did zero hours. You know what takes up a lot of mental energy? Trying to impress people. It’s important to remember not to spend time doing that.

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