What is worthwhile carries the struggle of the maker within it. A piece of art or a creation that is wrought into the shape of earned understanding.
Procrastination helps us to be a student of our own reluctance, to understand the hidden darker side of the first enthusiastic idea. To learn what we are afraid of in the endeavour itself, to put an underbelly into the work itself. So that it becomes a living satisfying whole.
To procrastinate is to wrestle with angels, devil and larger entities than our own ideas. But we always have the power and the capability to tell those voices to fuck off.David Whyte
Read more: Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment & Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte
In this slim and elegant volume of philosophy and inspiration, writer David Whyte tackles the big topics and words that rarely get any airtime in our society, the kinds of things that haunt people but that are difficult to resolve and so are pushed under the rug. In short, punchy chapters he offers comfort and consolation for words such as: loneliness, grief, hiding, forgiveness, dissapointment, procrastination, anger.