Archive of February 2018

Feb 28, 2018

There is a gentle acceptance of what cannot be and will not be, which gradually transforms itself into the cultivation of, and pride in, what can be and is.
— Daniel Miller, The Comfort of Things

Feb 23, 2018

Wenn man dem ersten besten Gewalt über deinen Leib gäbe, das würde dich entrüsten. Scheust du dich denn nicht, jedem beliebigen, der dir begegnet, Gewalt über dein Gemüt zu geben, so daß er dasselbe erschüttern und in Unruhe versetzen kann, sobald er sich mit dir zankt?
— Epiktet, Enchiridion (28)

Feb 16, 2018

You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience.
— Michael Singer

Feb 13, 2018

Why does everything have to mean anything? Most things are just nonsense. Let them be what they are, and be wary of the power you give them.

Feb 9, 2018

We hear and apprehend only what we already half know.
— Henry David Thoreau

Feb 6, 2018

The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past and the known on the other. It consists in being completely sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.
— Alan Watts

Feb 2, 2018

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
— Max Planck