Stopping and Seeing

Stop. Let be for a moment. Most of what's here is by other people who share and think and do and create wonderful, fascinating insights, experiences -- stuff. Life. Art. Curiosity. Love.

And then there's writing and words and meditation and mindfulness and living.

Anyone can become angry. That’s easy. But to be angry at the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose and the right way that’s not within everybody’s power and that’s not easy.

—Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics, when articulating his Principle of Moderation 

When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.

John Muir - conservationist, naturalist, founder of the Sierra Club, and champion of protected wilderness. (via jtotheizzoe)

— because everything is connected: nothing and no one exists independently

as an experiment: do 5 kind things. You can decide to do one kind thing a day, or five kind things in one day, and note how you feel: about yourself, about the world…
Hint: seems that people who do 5 kind things in one day tend to feel better for longer overall than people who do one kind thing a day

as an experiment: do 5 kind things. You can decide to do one kind thing a day, or five kind things in one day, and note how you feel: about yourself, about the world…

Hint: seems that people who do 5 kind things in one day tend to feel better for longer overall than people who do one kind thing a day

(Source: maddierose, via beverleyshiller)