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The world of Homer is unbearably sad because it never transcends the
immediate moment; one is happy, one is unhappy, one wins, one loses,
finally one dies. That is all.
Wystan Hugh Auden

(Source: cargocollective.com)


I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re working out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge. … Painting is a state of being. … Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.


I am very busy finding out what people mean by what they say.
Gertrude Stein (via milkberries)

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ashramof1:

You have to keep up the enquiry, ‘To whom is this happening?’ all the time. If you are having trouble remind yourself, ‘This is just happening on the surface of my mind. I am not this mind or the wandering thoughts.’ Then go back into enquiry ‘Who am I?’. By doing this you will penetrate deeper and deeper and become detached from the mind. This will only come about after you have made an intense effort. ~ Annamalai Swami

ashramof1:

You have to keep up the enquiry, ‘To whom is this happening?’ all the time. If you are having trouble remind yourself, ‘This is just happening on the surface of my mind. I am not this mind or the wandering thoughts.’ Then go back into enquiry ‘Who am I?’. By doing this you will penetrate deeper and deeper and become detached from the mind. This will only come about after you have made an intense effort. ~ Annamalai Swami

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The true generosity is to give in to the presence of everything. ~ Albert Camus

(thanks to beautywelove)


It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.
–Leonard Cohen

It is indifferent to me where I am to begin, for there shall I return again.

Proclus commentary on Parmenides, the early 5th century BC Greek philosopher from Elea.

Frag. B 5, quoted by Proclus, Commentary on the Parmenides, 708


We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.

~George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss, 1860


An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it.
~Paul Valéry

Art disturbs, science reassures.There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
~Georges Braque, Le Jour et la nuit

The soul of man
Is like the water:
It comes from heaven,
It returns to heaven,
And down again
To earth must go,
Ever changing.

When from the high,
Sheer wall of rock
The pure stream gushes,
It sprays its lovely vapor
In billowing clouds
Towards the smooth rock,
And lightly received,
It goes enshrouded,
Softly hissing
Down to the deep.

Cliffs tower,
Opposing its fall.
Annoyed, it foams
Step by step
Into the abyss.

In a flat bed
It slinks down the grassy vale,
And in the waveless lake
All the stars
Feast on their likeness.

Wind is the wave’s
Handsome suitor;
Wind stirs up from the depths
Foaming billows.

Soul of man,
How like to the water!
Fate of man,
How like to the wind!

Jo­hann Wolf­gang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

Carl Jung

Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype (1938)


They can be like a sun, words.

They can do for the heart
what light can
for a field.

~ St. John of the Cross

Thank you


There must be something beyond slaughter and barbarism to support the existence of mankind and we must all help search for it.
 Carlos Fuentes

Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.
   Blaise Pascal


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