|—||Scottish Proverb (via quotedojo)|
|—||Christina Georgina Rossetti… (via quotedojo)|
If you don’t recognize that, ask/blame your parents.
#6. Water Levels
I now understand that many games were ruined by obviously terrible decisions because the projects were managed by old people who’d never played one before. Their worst revenge was adding a water level to the game, which ended fun faster than adding water to your Nintendo. Water levels slowed you down, made everything dark, made it so you couldn’t properly control your body, and surrounded you with little fast things that could still move quickly and kill you, and time was noticeably ticking away before you died. That wasn’t just added by an old person; it was a simulation of being an old person.
|—||John Dryden… (via quotedojo)|
The past only exists to the extent that you keep it alive through thinking. To view the present in terms of the past is to limit your understanding of who you really are.
Become still and silent in this moment. Can you point to the past? It has no inherent presence. Our thoughts and recollections about the past aren’t even what actually happened.
It is important to be able to learn from and reference the past so as to be able to coherently function. But that doesn’t mean we should become dependent or limited to the way we carry our personal histories.
Everything is due to innumerable causes. It is not a grand puzzle to be solved. Just as you do not need to know the place of every H2O molecule in a wave in order to surf it, you do not need to intellectually understand the connectivity of the cosmos in order to be in harmony with it.
The Whole is contained within every piece of the puzzle.
If something isn’t broken then there is no need to fix it. If you are content with your feelings then what more do you need to know?
I would caution you against making sweeping generalizations like saying psychology is pointless. It has helped many people, myself included. I am very grateful for the time I spent with my therapist.
|—||Lao Tzu… (via quotedojo)|
|—||Johann Wolfgang von Goethe… (via quotedojo)|