“The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.”
― Shunryu Suzuki
Excuse the snake oil rubric — it's not my style — but it was the one that I woke to at 2.40 am before, thankfully, going back to sleep and rising just before 6 am.
Perhaps in light of the positives to come out of this pandemic apropos nature's small, judicious recovery, we all know the answer.
Namely, we don't want to go back to our old ways, leading to the inexorable and egregious ruination of this once pristine planet.
But will we walk our newfound, heartfelt love and appreciation for the planet?
Don't forget that it's our individual actions that will determine the outcome of things to come and not or rarely the prognostications of any erstwhile government or policymaker.
Personally, this means (amongst many other things) considering the expanse of my carbon footprint, the amount of stuff I consume and, of course, as this blog attests to, my choice of language. (Ipso facto, buried beneath those headlines are my individual actions and, I'd like to think, the rest of my immediate family.)
But actually, what's needed is . Great gobs of silence. Do you know why? Because if all we do is sit, breathe and listen then, as whimsical as it might sound, I'm convinced that a lot of what's needed to not forthwith return to our old ways will sit up and call for action, despite the pressure to do otherwise.( Collapse )
I've been listening to them all morning — that's four hours give or take a walk around the village and a bit of breakfast.
- Tue, 12:20: Today's reading https://t.co/0YBtW4Byzm
- Tue, 13:00: today's poem on audio and in written form: when i'm gone https://t.co/DlIQhzJjyF (HT to @StefanPowell for the promp… https://t.co/o7TTjxlwJx
- Tue, 14:49: 2020 Nights of Grief & Mystery - Tramore Invocation https://t.co/4tE7ECaYDi / I hope that one day Stephen and Gregory will tour again.
- Tue, 16:48: I can't talk about the world of work at the moment — it just feels so out of kilter with what's happening. I've thi… https://t.co/5O2zMEoArW
- Tue, 17:00: #13 | Gambling with the Knuckle Bones of Wolves - Martin Shaw (School of Myth) — The Mythic Masculine https://t.co/DmxdQcCE1r
- Tue, 18:27: Typing poems, listening to Hang Massive https://t.co/i5bS6FFL4n and a small glass of vino. Escapism, possibly, but… https://t.co/wKPw96o7km
- Tue, 18:46: Are there any books you keep returning to over and over? One book I can't escape is Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanit… https://t.co/SBg7hfHHRL
- Wed, 06:00: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantasti… https://t.co/XeuOusz07p
- Wed, 07:30: Be the change https://t.co/QNEaQgn5TY / today's blog offering https://t.co/3EWNRyYLKf
- Wed, 08:16: Today's one photo. The light feels soothing and at peace. https://t.co/5TIM08qUcV