April 19, 2010

This Cool Thich Nhat Hanh Quote I Found

…found this cool Thich Nhat Hanh quote, and almost immediately decided it was gonna be my next blog post….since then, have spent a helluva lotta time trying to write stuff to go with it…which hasn’t been working out so well…

…two nights ago, the weather changed, bringing cold, persistent rain, and an equally persistent pain in the forehead…and I wasn’t feeling all too motivated or inspired before that, either….so, then, maybe half an hour ago, decided to just use the quote, make it the entire post…but maybe throw in a photo so there’d at least be some original content…and, actually, found two that could work….one, of a flower, combined with the quote, would’ve ended up looking like a motivational poster

…truth be told, I fucking hate those things….better, I think, to be honestly negative than dishonestly positive….then, the other one, kind of a still life with bare foot (mine), would’ve come off more like one of those cynical demotivational posters that’ve been cropping up on the interwebs lately…like fart jokes at a drunken wake…and that really wasn’t what I was going for, either….after all the postmodern irony of the past few decades, I sometimes wonder if we mightn’t need to be painfully sincere for at least an epoch or two to right the balance…though, admittedly, I’m not gonna be the one to start that movement…

…right now, I’m lying on the floor…typing with one hand whilst my head rests on the other…really oughtta be getting to bed…but ate dinner too late…though that was the result of going to a jazz concert at the Philadelphia Art Museum…Sonny Fortune…used to play sax and flute with Miles Davis…like, on the live Pangaea album…which isn’t bad for a cold, rainy night…

…lately, I’ve been studying mindfulness…but keep getting distracted…which may just be the whole point…

If you truly want to be at peace, you must be at peace right now.
Thich Nhat Hanh


*based on a vastly inferior version at Yoga for Cynics some time when the weather had just changed for the worse, apparently*

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