A Manifesto

Years ago I got a degree in Graphic Design and now I own a yoga studio. Random, yes, but I’m finally realizing the parallels of my old days behind a computer designing and my yoga practice. Check out this design manifesto I found and see if you can find some inspiration for your mat.

My favorites:

Forget about good. 
Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you’ll never have real growth.

Process is more important than outcome. 
When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we’ve already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.

Go deep.
The deeper you go the more likely you will discover something of value.

Drift.
Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism.

Repeat.
Repeat yourself. 
If you like it, do it again. If you don’t like it, do it again.

Keep moving.
The market and its operations have a tendency to reinforce success. Resist it. Allow failure and migration to be part of your practice.

Slow down.                                                                                               Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves.

Don’t be cool. 
                                                                                                               Cool is conservative fear dressed in black. Free yourself from limits of this sort.

 
Ask stupid questions. 
                                                                                            Growth is fueled by desire and innocence. Assess the answer, not the question. Imagine learning throughout your life at the rate of an infant.

 

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One response to “A Manifesto

  1. as a designer myself, thank you for your inspiration! what a lovely way to frame the day!

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