"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
Our present bias makes us think that this moment is the most significant in our lives. Many of us live every day like its the climax. Its exhausting. In fact right now is one of many moments and highly unlikely to be life-defining. But its still important: Patient people view their livesespecially the frantic fear-inducing timesas practice. Dont get carried away. Take it slow. Train with humility writes @RyanHoliday in his book the The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom Perseverance and…
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."
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.