Clear the decks.

Less is more.

Surrender to win.

Keep it simple.

Let go and Let God.

Peace is in the moment.

This too shall pass.

My ego is continually trying to rebuild.

Lovingkindness.

No self.

Deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there.

Clean house, trust God, help others.

Be still and know God.

Nature as the dwelling place of God.

The infinite is revealed when the mind is quiet.

Awe, solace and self discovery.

Clear the decks.

Face the Fact and See What Happens

“We have all had the experience of tremendous loneliness, where books, religion, everything is gone and we are tremendously, inwardly, lonely, empty. Most of us can’t face that emptiness, that loneliness, and we run away from it. Dependence is one of the things we run to, depend on, because we can’t stand being alone with ourselves. We must have the radio or books or talking, incessant chatter about this and that, about art and culture. So we come to that point when we know there is this extraordinary sense of self-isolation. We may have a very good job, work furiously, write books, but inwardly there is this tremendous vacuum. We want to fill that and dependence is one of the ways. We use dependence, amusement, church work, religions, drink, women, a dozen things to fill it up, cover it up. If we see that it is absolutely futile to try to cover it up, completely futile—not verbally, not with conviction and therefore agreement and determination—but if we see the total absurdity of it … then we are faced with a fact. It is not a question of how to be free from dependence; that’s not a fact; that’s only a reaction to a fact…. Why don’t I face the fact and see what happens? The problem now arises of the observer and the observed. The observer says, “I am empty; I don’t like it,” and runs away from it. The observer says, “I am different from the emptiness.” But the observer is the emptiness; it is not emptiness seen by an observer. The observer is the observed. There is a tremendous revolution in thinking, in feeling, when that takes place.”

Quoted from “The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti” by J. Krishnamurti

Serendipitous

= lucky, chance, fortuitous, unexpected, random, casual, accidental, spontaneous, unforeseen, unintentional, coincidental, unanticipated, inadvertent, unforeseeable, unlooked-for

Surrender to the Universe and allow things to happen.

Dear Massive Attack

Thanks for bringing your very cool band to our city, along with your really large tent and interesting videos.

May I offer one suggestion though, hopefully without sounding too passive aggressive about it all. Next time you play in front of 14,000 people in an acoustically dubious tent, please could you spend some of the £700,000 you make on ticket sales on a couple of extra speakers? That way, those of us not stood on the front row might hear a bit more than the bass line and about half of the singing. Also an encore probably wouldn’t have gone amiss.

Many thanks.

ODAAT

(Okay I failed, I did sound passive aggressive.)