I'm a California bred and now Brooklyn living digital producer, strategist, and writer. In early 2016, I moved to New York City from California when I saw an opportunity to work with the companies, organizations, and people I'd admired from afar. I started on the CreativeMornings HQ team in September 2016. Outside of the office, I sometimes dance and do lots of other things.
Nice humans whose actions speak louder than their words.
How a person made me feel in a short period of time. I'm bad at names though.
A dance move.
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As I've gotten older and more aware, I've learned to hold my center, bridge the gap faster, and to look for what needs to be born.
If we can approach chaos with a sense of curiosity and adventure, then we can shorten our time in it and begin to create with excitement.
Chaos is the wild. There's beauty there if we're not afraid. It's the wild before we have found the great swimming spot or the amazing trail.
If we can learn to hold our center, question, dream, act, and express in chaos — then we too can be masterful like my father [Bruce Lee].
If we are aware and conscious, we can shorten and bridge the gap between chaos and whatever we're going to build and craft. We can see the opportunity to create.
My father [Bruce Lee] said, 'The void may be said to have two aspects: It is simply is what it is. And... it is realized. It is aware of itself. And this awareness is in us. Or better, we are in it.'
Dwelling in chaos and not creating in that moment prolongs our pain.
Chaos is the moment right before distinct form takes place.
[The right words] began to orient me. They began to create for me an order and a structure to the invisible.
I found words of his [Bruce Lee] such as, 'We shall find the truth when we examine the problem. The problem is never apart from the answer. The problem is the answer.'"
My mantra began to lead me because it was a cry from my soul to the universe. It led me to books to read, healers, friends, and people to talk to. I began to create and restructure life for myself.
If the void is this living space before distinct form is created, then chaos is the opportunity to create.
I didn't have a context for death or for life. I hadn't created my own sense of faith.
His [Bruce Lee] training wasn't just physical. It was mental, it was emotional. He was a deep thinker. It made him very masterful with unfolding chaos.
What is a fight without chaos? It's an attack. It's unfolding. It's spontaneous. You have to be proficient and have skill. You have to be able to respond in the moment.
My father [Bruce Lee] was masterful. He was masterful with chaos.
Shannon Lee Finding Stillness in Chaos
We cultivate a more beautiful and meaningful world through craft.
You choose beauty or you choose ugliness. You choose craft or you choose neglect.
The absence of craft is everything ugly in the world. It's indecision, neglect, shortcutting, lack of attention - it's things falling apart.