Creativity requires being awake to the world. But in a culture that worships the cult of productivity, how do we make room for presence? How do we prioritize peace over pace in the rhythm of the creative life?
Maria Popova is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, psychology, and more. She has written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Fellow.