I’ve been experimenting with blackout poetry, although I’m not exactly confident that I’m following the format:) I’m reading The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll and pulled two short passages from that text for two poems.
Passage #1-Carroll, Ryder. The Bullet Journal Method (p. 147). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Our curiosity is the exciting electricity we feel in the presence of potential. It sparks our imagination and wonder, drawing us out of ourselves and into the world. It’s a magnetism that often supersedes reason, greed, personal gain, and even happiness. You’ve already experienced this in some form, be it attraction to a person, fascination with a topic, or the thrill of working on something you enjoy. Your curiosity can also be drawn toward things that you haven’t experienced yet. Maybe it’s the idea of raising a family, starting a company, making an album, or addressing a particular problem in the world. Whatever they may be, these are the things your heart has identified as potentially meaningful.
Sparks imagination and wonder
The things your heart has identified
Passage #2-Carroll, Ryder. The Bullet Journal Method (p. 133). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Reflection is the nursery of intentionality. It grants us the protected mental environment we need to reclaim some much-needed perspective and begin to ask why. Through Reflection, we cultivate the habit of checking in with ourselves to examine our progress, our responsibilities, our circumstances, and our state of mind. It helps us see if we’re solving the right problems, answering the right questions. It’s by questioning our experience that we begin to sort the wheat from the chaff—the why from the what.
To examine our progress
And our state of mind
The why from the what