Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind.
“The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”
~ Rene Magritte, Artist, 1898 – 1967
“This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you’re on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable…Go as far as you like on this road. Its limits are only those of mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. . . Next stop The Twilight Zone.”
~ Rod Serling, Screenwriter, Born: December 25, 1924 – Died: June 28, 1975
“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.”
~ Rod Serling
The Twilight Zone (television series), opening narration (1961)
doing crosswords, online and on paper, helps keep my mind fresh.
and also do them with a pen, which i have been doing that, for almost 40 years.
yes, there is whiteout to cover the mistake(s).
“I’d turn off the internet for a month and make us actually talk to each other, and be responsible for your opinions and not be able to hide behind the anonymity of the cyber-wall to speak your mind. To actually have to face people and see their reactions and discuss it – actually discuss it. It won’t happen. Unless the grid goes down.”
~ John Larroquette
Walking helps control my glucose levels, bodyweight and clears out the head. With that said, I feel good about my body and mind.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
~ Albert Einstein
Took a walk in the heavy, wet snow. Of course I got kind of wet, I mean really wet, and I seen two other people outside, doing the same thing. It was enjoyable walk, and it helps keep the sugar in check, and also helps with keeping the mind focused.
In these dire times, I reccomend a good walk and enjoy every minute of it.
Its like living in a different time zone
When the mind is passive, then I know that I am with peace with myself.
“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
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Frank McCourt (1999), Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
Learning never exhausts the mind.
~Leonardo da Vinci
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
Don’t believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.
he awoke around 2:00 am and he couldn’t get back to sleep he decided to thrown on some clothes and take a walk the air was warm and it made him feel good ambling on down the street he sees two women in black heels totally naked standing at the corner as he approached they said that he was welcome to join them if he was in his forties sorry i’m in my sixties oh well he said thanks anyways for the invite off he went further down the street he came upon two men also in their 40s and they asked him if he wanted to join them nope i’m in my 60s he went into the 24 hour store and bought a pack of chewing gum and asked the guy behind the counter who are those two naked men outside i don’t see anybody standing out their he was kind of dumbstruck so he paid for his gum an a bottle of water headed back home he never saw the two men or the women on his return to his home about couple of minutes after 2:00 am he woke up wondering what the hell the dream was all about was it real did it really happen only he knows
Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound. -Kabir
To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha
Books give a soul
to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.
Born: July 10, 1871 – Died: November 18, 1922
“Mind is simply a combination of all the thoughts, of all the clouds. Mind has no independent nature of its own. When all the thoughts are gone and the sky is clean and clear, you will see that everything that you have paid so much attention to is nothing but emptiness. Your thoughts were all empty. They contained nothing, they were void. ” – Osho
“When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.”
– Michel de Montaigne
Wilhelm von Humbolt
Born: June 22, 1767 – Died: April 8, 1835
My mind is like
a slow simmering
The words I want
to add to it,
seem to be at
a complete loss.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
– Edgar Allan Poe
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
– Joseph Addison
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
– Winston Churchill
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”
– Bhimrao R. Ambedkar
When I see blue sky with a smattering of clouds, it makes me happy. This my fellow readers, is all I need. Don’t need religion, nor read the bible. Don’t need to be told how to enjoy life. I am just basically one happy man, that likes solitude, peace of mind, and quietness.
The coffee tastes so much better, when I’m in a Zen moment. It makes the day much easier to enjoy, and live life to the fullest.
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B. K. S. Iyengar
December 14, 1918 –
Author, Yoga Master
Asana: any of various yoga postures
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It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy
or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
A bath refreshes the body, tea refreshes the mind.
— Japanese Proverb
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn
for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate
the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folk’s who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. — William S. Burroughs
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
— Shunryu Suzuki
Meditation is not about finding the self–quite the contrary: it is about finding one’s way beyond the self. Meditation is also not about ‘explaining the mind’. It is instead about clearing away clutter created by the mind. — David M. White
We may believe that we know what another person is thinking, but most often our efforts at ‘mind reading’ are projections of our own inner, self-centered concerns.
— Susan Edmiston, Leonard Scheff
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
— William S. Burroughs
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
– Albert Einstein
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
– John Burroughs
Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
– William S. Burroughs
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
– The Buddha
The body is the tree of enlightenment,
The mind like a clear mirror stand;
Time and gain wipe it diligently,
Don’t let it gather dust.
Pure and impure thoughts are a feature of the mind. There are no wandering thoughts in the Supreme Being. Therefore, abide as That and, free from the pure and impure thoughts of the mind, remain still like a stone or a log of wood. You will then will always be happy.
If you wish to see the truth
Then hold no opinion for or against.
The struggle of what one likes
And what one dislikes
Is the disease of the mind.
Note: I am not a religious person. But I do like to read things about Buddhism, and it has made me a calmer and better person. If any of you feel offended or think that I am trying to force the Buddhist quotes, proverbs and sayings, then I do apologize. -Don
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