Danny James

350

They must rouse no more than a fascinated glare, the things which stir outside of me that I cannot control.

349

Mindfulness: An unattached attention.

Potency of focus. Sensory precision. Dynamic equivalence.

348: Patagonia part 5

We were lucky with the weather, as fine days seemed to follow us mostly everywhere we went. Though it was the middle of Summer, the temperatures were as high as 30 to mid 30’s in Santiago, then dropped to around 4 deg Celsius I think, in Ushuaia. The wind could be quite fierce at times and meeting up with rain, it made for very unpleasant trekking conditions. Lots and lots of layers needed sometimes and it was always difficult to predict, changing from one moment to the next. It really is a very special place, and probably one of the better things I have experienced in my life so far.

Patagonia, 2013 - 2014

Patagonia, 2013 – 2014

347

May a good life not fall to you, rather you forge one.

346: Clashing of aims and atoms

To the mind grateful and content, what is ordinary far exceeds the sensational in radiance and sincerity. The smallest things can catalyse the pivot towards a circuitry of events, a clashing of aims and atoms exciting monumental and irreparable change, flung out across the stars by a mere blink, a breath, and just being.

Grass in Patagonia somewhere, 2013 - 2014

Grass in Patagonia somewhere, 2013 – 2014

345: Be phenomenal

Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now, take what’s left and live it properly. What doesn’t transmit light creates its own darkness.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Blunt, for we have become tired and soft. Chained to our mistakes. Rebuke tension and avoid the very exercise that increases our strength. But we do not discover our borders by accepting them. Who has wandered their summit untested? How many live lives incomplete, speculating what it’s like to be phenomenal.

344

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

John Burroughs

343

If I should wince from hint of the mechanical in life, am I not still under some influence of automation?

342: Torrent

Why is it then, that you think and do the things that you do? Consider the outcomes but too, weigh the process and go back to the beginning of your provocation, and study the source of it. What experiences past have led to your present reactions, and would threaten still to ruin your growth and future?

341

Write it down, write it all down. None of this is trivial.