“Here’s what I have learned after 40 years of making stuff for a living. I can break a milling bit on this mill, I can be really REALLY mad at myself and the world at the fact that this screw-up has taken me more time and I gotta redo this thing and I can feel all those feelings and I can still, in the mist of that emotional turmoil, walk over to my end mills by 64th drawer and pick up another one and bring it back over and take out the old one and toss it out, put this back in… Just perform the actions. I don’t feel good, but I don’t necessarily have to feel good in order to proceed.”
What I love about this quote is how it expresses the beauty that comes from integration. To experience all of our humanness, without denying anything, without resisting anything (and giving them unforeseen control), and without capitulating to anything (and giving them foreseen control). To be whole and not suffering, engaging all of ourselves as we move forward, creating as we go.