Technology allows us to control and manipulate our world, change processes, and maximize efficiency in our personal and professional lives. There's not necessarily anything wrong with that, depending on your aim, but what happens when you let go of the necessity for the most recent technology?
When you lean into the natural world and encounter that as is, without seeking to manipulate it to your will, you're forced to submit to natural law. Working within those constraints, though old school, brings a particular appreciation and satisfaction that is missed by swiping and pressing buttons to finish a job.
If you haven't tried it in a while, find a way to take a step back and appreciate nature as it is.
A man, caught in a sudden rain en route, dashes along the road not to get wet or drenched. Once one takes it for granted that in rain he naturally gets wet, he can be in a tranquil frame of mind even when soaked to the skin. This lesson applies to everything. Yamamoto Tsunetomo #lesson#downpour#path#soaked#emotions#acceptance#struggle#road
Puh, endlich #freitag, endlich Wochenende. Stress, Stress, noch mehr Stress 🙉. Weiß gar nicht, was aktuell los ist. Ich vergesse zu leben UND hetze gefühlt durch jeden einzelnen Tag. Klingt total komisch 😱, ich weiß. Und neben all dem Druck, der auf einem selbst lastet, enttäuscht man zudem diejenigen, die tatsächlich wichtig und liebenswert 🦖 sind. Skurril aber wahr. In diesem Sinne, lebt und liebt und macht es besser ♡. #fürmehrrealitätaufinstagram
The secret to a good life, I have found, is to pay more attention to the beginnings than the endings. So many people say they want a new life, but then they take the new one they get every minute for granted. Don’t do this to yourself. Don’t hold on to what’s no longer there. Don’t wait until your life is almost over to realize how priceless the present moment is. The good life is here – it begins right now, when you stop wanting a different one.
There are three little words that can release you from your past struggles and guide you forward. These words are: “From now on…”
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Some nice Confederation Nationale du Travail (CNT) strike and solidarity posters supporting immigrants with or without papers and socio-economic equality in France.
The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around – and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.