Posts tagged ‘Mind’
Idling settles the fluttering of the mind, inviting enlightenment.
Three student idlers and their teacher are observing a flag in a breeze.
Student 1 goes, “Ow! I observe the breeze fluttering the flag.
“Are you sure / That we are awake? / It seems to me / That yet we sleep, we dream.” —William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midsummer Day, I dreamed I was late to meet a play date in a scene, and afraid to face my fate.
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
“Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.” ―Raymond Chandler
The frail was small, but she charged from the side and hit me with the mace. The way I bent and sprawled must have charmed her, for she opined: “You’re cute for a brute.” I bought it that day. Dents and all. But it never failed. So I give it pride of place and keep it shined. My armor suit from Dick’s Large & Tall.
“An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.”
“Social media is the new tribal fire, but human biology hasn’t changed in 50,000 years, unlike human technology.” ―Billi Gordon Ph.D., in Psychology Today
Neurochemically, the squirts of slavering juice triggered by approbations in social media, act like dinner bells in the part of our nervous system that works like Pavlov’s pup’s, and are as addictive as juicy bones scattered round the tribal fire.
“The Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) of the brain monitors social needs by releasing dopamine when we achieve social success and inspiring neurochemical deficits when we don’t. Tragically, social media is not the VTA’s friend.”
―Billi Gordon Ph.D.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche
After the stork dropped us off, it took a walk. We followed in its footsteps.
“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.”
“There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers’ battle with the heavens that cover them.” —Federico Garcia Lorca
A town of skyscrapers is to the sky what a bed of nails is to a gown of veils.
“Buildings are deeply emotive structures which form our psyche. People think they’re just things they maneuver through, but the makeup of a person is influenced by the nature of spaces.”
“Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein
You can feel inaudible music in the spaces between the holes punched in piano rolls.
“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between the notes.”
―Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” –George Bernard Shaw
We know 007 is an illusion, but a woman? Read more