Sat, 06:00: “The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure....you are above everything distressing.” ― Spinoza
Sat, 07:00: What the previous generation (and the one before...) called spending time outdoors, because they didn't have the money, perhaps, to do much else, has now or is being turned into another wellness industry. Am I missing something?
Sat, 07:13: “All life is linked to the earth from which it came; that the stream of life, flowing out of the dim past into the uncertain future, is in reality a unified force, though composed of an infinite number and variety of separate lives.” https://t.co/sd3gDRI73d / Rachel Carson https://t.co/u7m0JjFQ40
Sat, 07:25: I'm going to read this over the weekend. "Complicity and Lesser Evils: A Tale of Two Lawyers" https://t.co/ZAXvL6aNSs As the late Hannah Arendt said: "...staying on the job is self-deception or worse, because like it or not, obedience is support". / (It goes wide than lawyers!)
Thu, 06:00: “Mankind today is still making history without having any conscious idea of what it really wants or under what conditions it would stop being unhappy; in fact what it is doing seems to be making itself more unhappy and calling that unhappiness progress.” ― Norman O. Brown
Tue, 05:53: “Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.” ― Euripides, Medea and Other Plays
Tue, 10:48: At least to me, so much of (my) our life appears superficial, wedged between life as it is and who, at our deepest level, we believe ourselves to be and capable of.
Sun, 12:08: Currently investigating doing an MA in philosophy with a leaning towards ecology and the environment. Still early days -- funding and all that -- but I need to understand, as best I can, why, in the face of the climate catastrophe, so little is happening.
Sun, 16:07: I feel we've definitely reached the point of peak meat and fish consumption. For me, the thought of eating another sentient being fills me with abject horror.
Mon, 06:00: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Mon, 08:37: Words and language create (new) worlds .
Sat, 12:30: “No matter how bad a state of mind you may get into, if you keep strong and hold out, eventually the floating clouds must vanish and the withering wind must cease.” ― Dogen Zenji
Sun, 05:44: “The explorers seek happiness in finding curiosities, discovering new lands and undergoing risks in adventures. They are thrilling. But where is pleasure found? Only within. Pleasure is not to be sought in the external world.” ― Ramana Maharshi
Sat, 06:00: “The man of knowledge in our time is bowed down under a burden he never imagined he would ever have: the overproduction of truth that cannot be consumed.” ― Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death
Thu, 19:24: My late uncle Adrian was the most inspiring artist of my life. He left school an outcast and then went on to lecture at Plymouth School of Art and Design in printing and bookbinding. I don't have many heroes but he's right up there. No BS and an amazing human being.
Fri, 06:00: “We must accept our pain Change what we can and laugh at the rest” ― Camille Paglia
Fri, 07:38: Do you ever find a musical artist that blows you away with one song? I came across a cover of @ChrisStapleton song Either Way and I must have listened to it (Chris's version that is) a dozen times now. https://t.co/FNJiy4hcn1
Fri, 09:47: I see from a few things that keep popping into my LinkedIn timeline that the idea of a restorative business seems (all of a sudden) flavour of the month. For what it's worth, I'm not sure a business can ever swim in that pond. And I don't just mean the resources it consumes.
Wed, 18:33: It's a long time ago now but all my parents wanted for me was to get a job - any job was good enough. How things have moved on for my children. "Do the thing that makes your heart sing." And I don't say this to be righteous but I see their genius rather than as cogs in a machine.
Wed, 20:03: I've lost my appetite. I reckon I'm down to about 800 calories. No idea why.
Thu, 05:52: “People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” ― Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being
Thu, 08:41: The history of philosophy has absorbed me good and proper right now.