Tuesday 13 July 2010

Keep it simple

One day at a time, one thing at a time, essential things first, with no need, when times are hard, to look any further – this really is so simple, but more than half a lifetime in a society like ours has rendered it the opposite of intuitive. Such strong impulses arise to rumination, complication, proliferation of painful thoughts, suppositions and conclusions. So every day it's relearning over and over again to keep things simple. And every day lived slowly and patiently and as best I can – however poorly best may seem – has a value just because it is. Like laying hands, eyes, mind repeatedly on the wall’s plain surface: white, black, light, shade, real, present, something.


Fire Bird said...

just reading these words helped me to ease up on the rumination... thanks.

herhimnbryn said...

Indeed. Why has it taken me so long to simplify?

marja-leena said...

Yes. Always have to keep reminding myself, and this helps too, thanks!