Enjoying exploring Behance this morning – Arrival of Light – Dolomites Timelapse 4K https://www.behance.net/gallery/67196861/Arrival-of-Light-Dolomites-Timelapse-4K
The way that we move through space is really interesting to me, and I am conscious of the fact that we are moving and dancing, in our way, all day long. It’s funny, because Nietzsche said that a day that doesn’t have a dance in it is a lost day, which you wouldn’t expect from somebody like Nietzsche, who was crazy.
Loved this podcast from OnBeing with Maira Kalman about The Normal Daily Things We Fall in Love With.
But there was another word in Greek, kairos. And kairos was deep time. It was when you have those moments where you say, “Oh my god, this is it. I get it,” or, “This is as perfect as it can be,” or, “It doesn’t get any better than this,” or, “This moment is summing up the last five years of my life,” things like that where time comes to a fullness, and the dots connect, when we can learn how to more easily go back to those kind of moments or to live in that kind of space.
Now, I think that’s what the tradition means by the word “contemplation,” that to be a contemplative is to learn to trust deep time and to learn how to rest there and not be wrapped up in chronological time. Because what you’ve learned, especially by my age, is that all of it passes away.
Loved this podcast from OnBeing with Richard Rohr on Living in Deep Time.
OK, the heart of who I am is the contemplative. And Gerald May, in this amazing book Will and Spirit, says that the only thing that we bring to the contemplative life is a willing heart. And that the two things that shut down the contemplative life are fear and holding on, grasping. And so what I’ve come to realize is that, for me, this journey is about continuing to walk willing towards the hope, the vision, the perspective, the opportunities that are given.
I just loved this podcast from OnBeing of Simone Campbell and How To Be Spiritually Bold.
“Keep close to nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
“Humans of New York began as a photography project in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants.”
“Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.”
Oh, a beautiful video (Denali Art and Inspiration) on the Artists-in-Residence in Denali National Park & Preserve. Loved the quote below:
“It is the attempt to paint that brings the richest reward. Recognition of beauty grows with intimacy. You may pass a certain spot a score of times and see nothing til a day comes when you stand aghast at your former blindness.”
Full article here – http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/12194119600/print
“The Peace Of Wild Things”
by Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Beautiful storm lapse videos by Chad Cowan.