101 ways to avoid dealing with shit

We can no longer…

    1. deny it
    2. run away from it
    3. defer responsibility for it
    4. sleep our way out of it
    5. eat our way out of it
    6. drink our way out of it
    7. critique our way out of it
    8. hug our way out of it
    9. meditate our way out of it
    10. punch our way out of it
    11. think our way out of it
    12. plan our way out of it
    13. read our way out of it
    14. write our way out of it
    15. exercise our way out of it
    16. wish our way out of it
    17. pray our way out of it
    18. clean our way out of it
    19. play our way out of it
    20. rationalize our way out of it
    21. cry our way out of it
    22. self-pity our way out of it
    23. kiss our way out of it
    24. lecture our way out of it
    25. moralize our way out of it
    26. bulldoze our way out of it
    27. argue our way out of it
    28. policy-make our way out of it
    29. vote our way out of it
    30. green our way out of it
    31. dream our way out of it
    32. fantasize our way out of it
    33. preach our way out of it
    34. prophesize our way out of it
    35. self-actualize our way out of it
    36. climb our way out of it
    37. bullshit our way out of it
    38. beg our way out of it
    39. sing our way out of it
    40. garden our way out of it
    41. cheer our way out of it
    42. praise our way out of it
    43. donate our way out of it
    44. beautify our way out of it
    45. sanitize our way out of it
    46. permaculture our way out of it
    47. “U theorize” our way out of it
    48. non-violently communicate our way out of it
    49. tweet our way out of it
    50. engineer our way out of it
    51. love and care our way out of it
    52. advocate our way out of it
    53. parade our way out of it
    54. charity our way out of it
    55. research our way out of it
    56. litigate our way out of it
    57. dialogue our way out of it
    58. talk our way out of it
    59. fuck our way out of it
    60. trip our way out of it
    61. plunge our way out of it
    62. flush our way out of it
    63. celebrate our way out of it
    64. fight our way out of it
    65. outsource our way out of it
    66. numb our way out of it
    67. protest our way out of it
    68. organize our way out of it
    69. party our way out of it
    70. network our way out of it
    71. innovate our way out of it
    72. collaborate our way out of it
    73. transition our way out of it
    74. degrowth our way out of it
    75. vegan our way out of it
    76. bully our way out of it
    77. bleed our way out of it
    78. nod our way out of it
    79. netflix our way out of it
    80. decolonize our way out of it
    81. enema our way out of it
    82. perform our way out of it
    83. seduce our way out of it
    84. zoom our way out of it
    85. shout our way out of it
    86. workshop our way out of it
    87. work our way out of it
    88. redeem our way out of it
    89. share stories our way out of it
    90. yoga our way out of it
    91. worship our way out of it
    92. bake our way out of it
    93. fake our way out of it
    94. procrastinate our way out of it
    95. facilitate our way out of it
    96. queer our way out of it
    97. emancipate our way out of it
    98. emphatize our way out of it
    99. puppy eye our way out of it
    100. unlearn our way out of it
    101. be one with flowers, forests and whales out of it

We urgently need to

    • notice it
    • face it
    • smell it
    • touch it
    • hear it
    • feel it
    • taste it
    • stir it
    • cook it
    • process it
    • digest it

to be intimate with it in order to be taught by it

to find joy in the painful process of composting it.

to create space for fertile soil, where what will grow is still unknown

and remember that when it comes to genuine change:

NO SHIT, NO STARTER.

One Reply to “101 ways to avoid dealing with shit”

  1. Fantastic! I’m imagining the fun it was to brainstorm this.

    I have suggestions:

    The key phrase for me is “out of it”. None of the 101 practices do the work of facing, embracing our shit.

    But in my experience some of these can support the work of cooking and processing shit, or can clear my obstacles to doing that work, or can dispel my urge to outsource it.

    So I’m not seeing these as either / or. And I’d like to offer a spacious portal into doing work and staying with the work.

    My other thought, unless ‘shit’ includes shadow, is
    No shit, no shadow, no work

    Like

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