Danny James

Tag: philosophy

526: Stay in touch

How are you?

You’ve rarely written of late and I’m beginning to wonder if you are on you’re checklist also.

Are you well?

I like it when you stop by, your presence is important and greatly enjoyed.

525: Flow

Present and open, the exquisite machinery of the experience.
Suspending judgements, all out roads merge inward.
Face turned to the sensory rain.
Wide eyes and soul agape

Flow.

524: Serenity

I know the reaction I typically take in these situations, and I’m not going to do it this time.

I’m also going to remove this stimulus from my life in the future as well.

521

Silence is a lesson learned from the many sufferings of life.

—Seneca, Thyestes, 309

520

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

  • Apollinaire

Shinjuku Gyoen, Japan 2017

512

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

511: World Book Day

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.

Erasmus

#worldbookday

books

509

Sometimes, progress = not getting what you wanted, but, just getting a little closer to it.

507: These daily

See that your principles remain.

Value over Resistance.

Enable, rather than do.

Initiate, or delay.

506

Simplicity – avoiding the “Curse of Knowledge” and drilling down to the fundamental principles.

Resilience – autonomic, psychic, somatic.

Flow – experiencing things as they are, in real time, rather than as they ‘should’ be.

-SO