'It is a characteristic tendency of human beings to indulge in emotions such as happiness, grief, or anger in response to present conditions, failing to balance these feelings with the awareness that present conditions are results of past causes. It is illogical to face the present only as an object of enjoyment or tolerance, neglecting to use it as the opportunity to create the future.'
- Muso Kohushi, Dream Conversations.
i’m calling in sick tomorrow
i want a full day to feel sad
to drink tea
to be in love with myself and tell myself that i honor my quiet efforts
and that i forgive my honest setbacks
to take stock of things i have that are spinning
to be calm
to breathe in the clouds
to water my plants
and to feel no pressure to do anything or be anyone.
a day off to love and to feel
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.
Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
Artist James Kerr creates incredibly weird gifs out of Renaissance art and it’s all pretty incredible.
You were born a baby and you still are a baby and you will die a baby.