View photo
  • #adventuremode
  • 1 day ago
  • 5
View photo
  • 3 days ago
  • 29051

Stuff your eyes with wonder … live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

(via liquidnight)

View quote
  • 3 days ago
  • 718

Каста — Корабельная песня

View audio
  • #kasta
  • 3 days ago
View photo
  • #boss
  • 3 days ago
  • 46240

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

John Huston Finley (via aquoteadaykeepsthemonstersaway)
View quote
  • 4 days ago
  • 360
View photo
  • 5 days ago
  • 81906

I’m leaving naysayers stumped like rain forests,
after years of pullin’ rabit ears out my pants pockets,
I’m not revealin’ any tricks of the trade,
it’s just there ain’t no magic in the breakdown baby.

Sage Francis - Escape Artist
View quote
  • #lyrics #truth
  • 6 days ago
  • 6

Self-deception is the basis of inauthenticity: living that is not based on the truth of oneself in the world leads to feelings of dread, guilt and anxiety…
The existential view holds that people are endlessly remaking or discovering themselves. There is no essence of human nature to be discovered “once and for all.” There are always new horizons, new problems and new opportunities.

Gary Yontef
View quote
  • #psychology
  • 6 days ago
  • 2

transformation > explanation 

View text
  • 6 days ago
  • 1

I’ve been a writer all my life, and a visual artist, too. When I was in private practice, I used creative tools with my psychotherapy clients, drawing from Jungian traditions, from global mythology, from creative arts of all kinds. From sand-tray to self-inquiry, my territory was the creative inner world.

And then my love drowned in front of me on an otherwise ordinary day.

Tell me, what use is it to rearrange mythic figures on a board when life has exploded that way? Where is the relevance of self-inquiry in the face of such reeling pain? A paintbrush is not going to solve anything.

[…]

There’s a deep cultural presumption that creating something out of grief somehow makes it all even out in the end. That your deepest call is to transform your grief into a work of art that touches others. That when you do that, when you turn to creative expression in the depths of pain, you are, in fact, healing your grief. Creativity is a way to transform pain. The results of your creativity, if they’re good enough, can help others transform their pain. It all works out.

But the truth is, there is no fair trade.

[…]

The truth is, pain, like love, needs expression. Some of us use words. Some paint. Some build, some invent, some serve. We are story-telling creatures.

Creative expression is part of me. It’s part of you. It’s in all of us.

That you make something beautiful and useful out of your pain, whether for yourself or others, is a wonderful thing. It’s a healing thing. But it’s not a prescription, and it won’t fix anything.

But the truth is, there is no fair trade.

A harrowing counterpoint to the art-as-therapy idea from author and grief counselor Megan Devine. Pair with Meghan O’Rourke’s sublime memoir of grief.

(HT Cheryl Strayed)

View quote
  • #yes #grief #psychology
  • 6 days ago
  • 297

Many personality characteristics of creative people … make them more vulnerable, including openness to new experiences, a tolerance for ambiguity, and an approach to life and the world that is relatively free of preconceptions. This flexibility permits them to perceive things in a fresh and novel way, which is an important basis for creativity. But it also means that their inner world is complex, ambiguous, and filled with shades of gray rather than black and white. It is a world filled with many questions and few easy answers. While less creative people can quickly respond to situations based on what they have been told by people in authority — parents, teachers, pastors, rabbis, or priests — the creative person lives in a more fluid and nebulous world. He or she may have to confront criticism or rejection for being too questioning, or too unconventional. Such traits can lead to feelings of depression or social alienation. A highly original person may seem odd or strange to others. Too much openness means living on the edge. Sometimes the person may drop over the edge… into depression, mania, or perhaps schizophrenia.

The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness

View quote
  • #ain't that the truth #creativity
  • 6 days ago
  • 4
x