…to spend life, this is true, but it will not open the gates of heaven because of the simple thing — here is no heaven.
I enjoyed this piece so much. You hit the nail on the head over and over so much that there is a hole in the table. We strive fr success and happiness and control all as a means to reach some kind of pinnacle that keeps getting farther and furthering away. We’re all trying to GET somewhere without pausing to think why we are trying to go there, what we are doing to go there, and how much we pass by when we are focused on an endless stream of positivity and productivity. Well done, well written, my friend.
…rocessed food in cities which are packed with chain-stores and eateries stuffed with such products. It has to be about suffering and sacrifice or it is simply not the thing.
You hit the nail on the head here. Everything is hard, everything is suffering. Or maybe... it's just a choice? A neutral one. There is drama in every decision/removal; there doesn't have to be.
“Forgive me, Father, as I am sinful: the world seduced me again with a Milka chocolate bar and a pack of Marlboro.” The demands, we are putting on, sometimes are absurdly high and are not about the thing itself but …
One hundred percent feel that on the milka bar
…tual coaches of various kinds, deliver content regularly, not giving time to have a pause and think. We help each other to build and stay into the illusion of control and its possibility. One more size down, and you’ll be finally happy. One more award, and you’ll be finally okay. One more self-praising post, and you’ll believe you worth something. The run lasts for too long to even notice it. This is the right place to offer some fashionable soc…
I have been feeling this myself a lot as of late. Every time I publish a new performance or piece oof writing I've made, I wait and wait for the validation. I noticed this. And even when I do get it, it is never enough. There was one evening I even cried at all the art I haven't been able to share or discuss in person with people. I keep using my publishing of art as a crutch of sorts.
…ly flat again having workouts for two hours daily having a job, household and kid on the shoulders… Add to this list no smoking, no drinking, no sugar, no caffeine, no carbs, no bad mood, no hate thoughts, no negative patterns, no tears, no procrastination, no objections, no unexplainable apathy—you name it.
You’re so right. Toxic positivity is one concept I’ve really learned to recognize and understand very well in this pandemic. We need to give ourselves time and space to feel negativity, to cry, to be angry, to be sad, to be despondent. We can’t be positive productivity machines all the time. We are only human!
… take online-classes, write a book, train yourself for a marathon, run a new project, and so forth. While we are literally locked in our houses, we need results, achievements, and new shiny medals more than ever. It actually doesn’t matter whether you get one in some embroidery competition, at your bookclub's z…
I can relate to this so much. I too have run on my Google Calendar and control of my schedule for a long time now, and the pandemic just made this more prevalent in my life. My little shiny medals of achievement have kept me going through this bleak and seemingly endless time of little control. Well done, well phrased.
…of their personal borders, the more I am to compensate it with strengthening the control of myself. Everything, I would call “me” — my mind, emotions, body, and feelings — provide a full range of options of what can be taken under control. At this point, it becomes especially tempting to substitute the verb “to control” with “to know”. I …
wow - super powerful and evocative
… episodes of sudden weakness or breakdowns. Yes, she is a good manager and her approach is serious. If quitting junk food was a professional project she definitely would get an award for it. Is the problem of junk food objectively substantive in her life right now? Don’t think so. But are …
It’s simultaneously hilarious and smart in how your friend project manages her way out of eating fast food.
I really love this breakdown of app usage. We often discuss it and talk about it in day to day and theory, but this very real analysis of your app usage through the week is a powerful testament to technology’s imbued state in our lives.