We give away freely that most precious of resources — attention — and in doing so, we cheat ourselves out of the gifts that are already here.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Beauty is not only evident in the joyous, the loud or the obvious.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Social platforms run on ads and ads rely on your attention and attention is increased with negative content and on and on it goes.Christopher Plowman, Insight Timer CEO
asemic /əˈsem.ɪk/ adjective
- using lines and symbols that look like writing, but do not have any meaning.
cipher /ˈsʌɪfə/ noun
- a secret or disguised way of writing.
- DATED a zero; a figure 0.
This is the zeroth post in a short series of mandalas created from excerpts of text written in scripts that are — at least to me — undecipherable. The resulting forms invite the observer to perhaps ponder for a moment as to the original meanings, or perhaps to simply rest a while in their asemic nature.
This series is dedicated to my dear friend, fellow blogger, wanderer, keen photographer and insightful observer of nature, bluebrightly. Thank you for the spark of inspiration for these.
It’s good to look toward the end of things. Not only does it provide perspective, but it also provides the stepping stone to our next endeavor.Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao
A moving door hinge never corrodes.Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao
Flowing water never grows stagnant.
If we’re dependent on everything being just right in our outer world, it’s going to be a long wait (and by long, I mean infinite), so we’ll never find happiness.Lama Tsomo, Wisdom and Compassion, 2021
But then he learned that, whatever the guards did or whatever situation he was in, his own reaction was quite another thing. This uncoupling of outer goings on from our reactions to them is key to our finding peace. [Referring to Gochen Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, imprisoned age 13]Lama Tsomo, Wisdom and Compassion, 2021
Wanting everything in life to be perfect before you take action is like wanting to reach a destination without travel.Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao
Today is the ideal moment between yesterday and tomorrow.Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao