Be content with the moment, and be willing to follow the flow. Then there will be no room for grief or joy. In the old days this was called freedom from bondage. The wood is consumed, but the fire burns on, and we do not know when it will come to an end.
Our minds are continually active, fabricating an anxious, usually self-preoccupied veil which partially conceals the world.
Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others.
Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
—Ivy Baker Priest