Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I keep this impulse in check?”
“You’re faced with a choice. The choice between doing (action) and not-doing (non-action).
What Value does not-doing represent?
What Identity does not-doing represent?
Make it perfectly clear in your mind.
Then contrast doing and not-doing against one another, and ask yourself:
Which do I value more?“
“Hard to do it in the moment.”
“You need to create space [<link; medium read] for it by slowing down, or pausing.
And you need to first do it backwards – reflecting at your choice after the fact. Once clarity is gained, this makes it easier to do it forwards at the next choice-point.”