“We want to keep people from danger…and we hem them in so much that there’s such fear of moving out of that and experimentation and adventure, that our lives just become stilted and stale.”
Living differently than that “is opening up (the) mind to culture, to spirituality, to the wide world that’s available to us as human beings. And we’ve got these little brains and we’ve got these little minds and bodies but they can expand into a powerful thing that can affect the people around us and we hope the generations that follow us.”
“Life is so full of richness in so many directions. And yet it all takes creativity and imagination to bring these things into being. And to see the potential. To see what is there to be explored and expanded.”
“(The soul) is the elemental part of us that makes us individuals. And it’s capable of being enriched and expanded. It’s a living thing. It’s not static. It’s hungry for richness and for information and for experience….that’s an essential part of the human being, is to have this capacity to move beyond ourselves.”
“It takes courage to be a human being. It would be easy to protect yourself, easy just to sort of guard yourself and surround yourself with safe things. But that’s a very dry and uninteresting way to live. You have to take risks…. Otherwise (you’re) never going to experience the excitement of taking a risk and having it work out to be something wonderful.”
Excerpts from an interview with Luci Shaw on “The Crime of Living Cautiously” 2019.