Daily Archives: July 13, 2011

Blinded by Thought

“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.”

-Dizzy Gillespie

 

My thoughts unwind. I become the waking and the working, the walking and living – happening as the world around me.  Songbirds in every tree. Their songs occur, as well, within me. My breathing and my walking and the world – the birds in the trees and their songs are this one thing.

Life occurs in the blink of an eye.

We can waste each other’s time in thousands of ways.

We can also do the best we can for each other.

 

We can become a species defined by compassion and cooperation.

We can inspire each other.

 

Focus on the very few things that count – the human ones.

Our happiness does not issue from external things.

We are, at heart, simple beings.

 

Fear drains our energy and the power we possess – anticipation of what may occur at any given moment, worry about things not turning out well, desire to control what is out of our control, fear of loss.

 

Each moment spent in appreciation of what you have is a moment of bliss.

Take care of yourself and those around you.

My thoughts unwind. I become the waking and the working, the walking and living – happening as the world around me. Songbirds in every tree. Their songs occur, as well, within me. My breathing and my walking and the world – the birds and their songs are this one thing.

 

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The Video is a collaborative project based on the painting, ‘Blinded by Thought’, by Tullio DeSantis, Animation: Patricia Wells, Sound: Brian Routh

Alt title by Patricia Wells: ‘A bird studies a dandelion’. *Alt title by Brian Routh: ‘ Phantoms’.

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