This has been a difficult year. Lots of people have decided that history is likely to remember 2020 as a dumpster fire.
And let’s face it — that’s not wrong. I don’t need to get into the specifics — again — because I’m sure that the most withdrawn hermit out there is aware. Uncertainty and fear are dominating everything.
Fortunately, this is not how it will be forever. Longer than many of us would like, sure, but not forever. Why? Impermanence.
There is nothing in this world that is utterly and completely permanent. …
When it comes to producing anything at all, the argument has always existed about quality and quantity. Normally these are placed in opposition to one another.
But does this need to be the way it is? I say no, it doesn’t. You can have quality and quantity together.
No matter what you are producing — art or otherwise — it’s possible to work on both quality and quantity. I believe that this is wholly a matter of mindset.
Mass marketing over the years has produced virtually obscene quantities of any number of products, From tiny gadgets like thumb drives and mini-flashlights to household appliances and cars — these can be made in almost incomprehensible quantities quickly. …
We live in interesting times. All too often, this definition leans towards the Chinese curse (May you live in interesting times) or Wash’s definition from the movie Serenity -
Wash: “This landing could be pretty interesting.”
Mal: “Define interesting.”
Wash: “Oh god, oh god, we’re all gonna die?”
It sure as hell feels like that’s how 2020 has been going, right?
But it’s important to not simply dwell on the negative. Easy, yes, but important to be mindful of.
What does that even mean?
It means that we all need to be conscious of what we are thinking about. If you are caught up in negative thoughts about the pandemic, the election, family, friends, work, and so on — that’s what you draw more of to you. …