Comforting Thought: Describing versus experiencing places

“Describing something is like using it – it destroys; the colours wear off, the corners lose their definition, and in the end what’s been described begins to fade, to disappear. This applies most of all to places. Enormous damage has been done by travel literature – a veritable scourge, an epidemic. Guidebooks have conclusively ruinedContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Describing versus experiencing places”

Comforting Thought: The gods survive in the quiet nooks and crannies of our bodies

“We have seen, ladies and gentlemen, how self-hood has grown and gained a foothold, become increasingly distinct and affecting. Previously barely marked, prone to being blurred, subjugated to the collective. Imprisoned in the stays of roles, conventions, flattened in the press of traditions, subjugated to demands. Now it swells and annexes the world. “Once theContinue reading “Comforting Thought: The gods survive in the quiet nooks and crannies of our bodies”

Comforting Thought: Some things will be outside of your control

Some things will be outside of your control. Don’t waste energy on fighting, do what you can to use them to your advantage. Even the fiercest of winds will eventually lose it strength. This is when you will be able to use yours. Googie McCabe

Comforting Thought: Dwell on the past to reclaim the hidden depths of your culture

If you want to be everywhere at once, then you can’t stand firm anywhere. ‘The engrossed are concerned with the present time alone, and it is so brief that it cannot be grasped, even this is filched away from them distracted as they are by many things. The mind that is untroubled and tranquil hasContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Dwell on the past to reclaim the hidden depths of your culture”

Comforting Thought: True friends will like you, just as you are

Don’t change for others. True friends will like you just the way you are, despite your faults. Be a good friend to them in return. Forgive shortcomings. No one is perfect. Googie McCabe

Comforting Thought: We are in a tight spot

Anxiety is not optional in life.. It’s a part of life. We come into life through anxiety. We look at it and we remember it and say to ourselves: We made it. We got through it. In fact, the worst anxieties and the worst tight spots in our life, often, years later, when we lookContinue reading “Comforting Thought: We are in a tight spot”

Comforting Thought: Fly into the unknown

Fly into the unknown and don’t be afraid. Life is a journey – you will learn more by living instead of imagining. Mistakes happen to us all – we get to know ourselves thanks to them. googie mccabe

Comforting Thought: Without darkness we wouldn’t see the stars

Without darkness we wouldn’t see the stars, reach for them! You might not grab them, but a least you won’t end up with mud on your hands. Look for the beauty, it can be found in the most unlikely of places. Googie McCabe