http://waynewirs.com/ author,blogger, Mobile Mystic. It's the first time I've seen his new home--a Nissan van that he's engineered with all necessary comforts. I'm twice blessed.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: This was a terrific happenstance and I'm glad I seized the opportunity to engage. The question I raise is very relevant to everybody, but especially to us drifter/loners who are in the business of creative writing. Here's my takeaway from that discussion.
1. Almost everybody wants to do things that require some creativity.
2. Ideas often come from mysterious sources---just pop into our heads and often we do our best work alone. But in truth all of us are connected to the world and other minds in a thousand ways all the time---including memories and increasingly by electronics. The question and challenge is how to gain reasonable
control of our connections so that they enrich us and not distract or overwhelm us.
3. Some feel that our most important connection is with God and to get that channel open pretty much handles all problems. "whispers" and "synchronicities" can effortlessly guide our lives.
4. We of a more secular mind rely on our "deepest intuition" for guidance and inspiration.
5. Brad told us of a study showing that DISCONNECTION was ultimately the source of DIS-EASE. particularly our disconnection with our physical bodies---failing to respond to its signals.
6. Connections with others come in three forms: RITUAL---(hello, how are you, ect.)
PASTIME--- (gossip, current events,) and INTIMACY--- (what we feel, want, have done)
Good friends engage us at the level of intimacy ( authenticity) and that's most useful to our personal growth.
7. Still not clear to me: whether I would be more creative drifting alone or in a pair--or perhaps connecting with my friends periodically. My summer travels should answer this question.