“To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself. She has to develop the ability to find enjoyment and purpose regardless of external circumstances.”
― Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
“Good one Mr. Csikszentmihalyi!”-MYMM
+ the lies of the victors
+ the self-delusions of the defeated
+ a raw onion sandwich
+ certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation”
No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it’s this world or nothing. That’s a very powerful perception.
Even though you are on the right track – you will get run over if you just sit there.
“Whenever they met, the air crackled and sparks flew in the sky.”
Someone fell in love with “Fumaroles and Flows” and bought a 24x 36 print -MYMM
“Being one’s true and honest self can often be dangerous; and poetry should always be a place where, if only between the pages, that danger and energy and fear and excitement and love can fizz and spark without ever threatening to burn something down.”