Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes our inner peace.
JUST HAD TO PIN THIS! Shopathons were my energy burn and feast of choice, when I had energy and my mood was less stable for quite a few years. Talk fast, think fast, organize everything, sleep very little and spend impulsively if near a sale with a credit card... Bipolar 2. All rather internally frantic, but I just looked busy for a little while. And then the crashes, deeper, longer and harder each time.
"What geomancy reads what the wind blown sand writes on the desert rock? I read there that all things live by a generous power, and dance to a mighty tune, or else I read that all things are scattered and hurled, and that our every arabesque and grand jete is but a frantic variation on our one free fall."--Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Every day we are INUNDATED with the world's view of beauty. What a refreshing read on God's standard of beauty. "Perhaps in the frantic attempt to repair our badly broken standards of beauty, we’ll finally succeed in accurately identifying the problem. That being: The only one who has the right to define beauty is the God who created it."