“Some poor, phoneless fool is probably sitting next to a waterfall somewhere, completely unaware of how angry and scared he’s supposed to be.” – Duncan Trussell
“To be alive is the biggest fear humans have. Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” – Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
“Life is a dance. And when you dance you enjoy the dance while you dance. No one goes dancing just for it to end.” – Alan Watts
Writer Jeanette Winterson on the connection between art and an open mind:
“Most of us spend a lot of time censoring everything that we see and hear. Does it fit with our world picture? And if it doesn’t, how can we shut it out, how can we ignore it, how can we challenge it? We are continually threatened in life, it’s true. But once you are alone with a book, and it’s also true with a picture or with music, all those defenses drop and you can enter into a quite different space where you will learn to think differently about yourself.”
“People are always asking me if I’ll ever get tired of shooting the mountains, I don’t think I have an answer to that. The things that are around you every day are always the easiest to take for granted.
Awesome. Beautiful. Majestic. Sublime. All the big cliché words fall a little bit short.
There’s a loneliness that always surprises me. It reminds you how small you are. How small your worries and problems are. I think we all need to be reminded that from time to time.” – Peter McKinnon
Dance like nobody is watching, and take a photo as if you’ll never get another “like.”
Documentary filmmaker Valarie Kaur on listening:
“Deep listening is an act of surrender. We risk being changed by what we hear.Continue reading “Deep listening”
“Every man has two lives, and the second starts when he realizes he has just one.” — Confucius