Blunt is simplicity, meandering is complexity.
The span, it provokes as ever. Calls you onward, inward.
O presence and depth, unhesitant further.
Enthral the skin
Drench the mind in peace,
the soul in Ecstasy.
Be resourceful with your action. Success is a reality that needs to be acted on.
Never under compulsion, out of selfishness, without forethought, without misgivings. No surplus words or unnecessary actions. Let the spirit in you represent a man. Taking up his post like a soldier and patiently awaiting his recall from life. Needing no oath or witness. Cheerfulness. Without requiring other people’s help. Or serenity supplied by others. To stand up straight, not straightened.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Autonomy – freedom to choose
Mastery – opportunity to be challenged, to enjoy the challenge, and improve
Purpose – contributing something meaningful to the Whole
Sometimes, progress = not getting what you wanted, but, just getting a little closer to it.
How long you have denied the mind it’s quiet and the skin it’s thrill. The gentle heart, enthralled and contained, the space to replevin and elate.