remembering to slow my footsteps and take deeper breaths. and that rushing is never necessary.
keep my children connected with their food, reminding them that soil is the essential foundation for everything we do.
"the meaning of life is just to be alive. and yet, everyone rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." alan watts
i read this quote, but i don't know where from. i've read some of his books particularly cloud hidden whereabouts unknown from the $1 bin at the trident in boulder. but it never struck me how selfish the quote is.
"there is inherent, intrinsic value in living intentionally, but if your motivation is to make your life easier and more enjoyable, you'll burn out. you'll turn into a cynic instead of someone who oozes joy. you'll become a snob, looking down at everyone else who's not as enlightened as you."
that quote is from tsh oxenreider in her book notes from a blue bike which i finished last night after getting my kids to sleep.