Sitting at a desk all day has started to take a toll on me. I hate how sluggish I feel, how tired my eyes feel all the time from staring at a screen, and how depressed it makes me sometimes. This job is showing me the importance of mental health, and I think I understand why many people are so unhappy in this country. Humans aren’t made to sit for 8+ hours a day… I truly believe it isn’t good for us. And yet, our culture is evolving into one in which the vast majority of jobs are this way.
Anyways, I surely won’t be in this sort of environment forever. I’m meant to do other things. In the meantime, these are the things that I try to think about often in order to keep my head above the water.
- Gratitude. It’s important to recognize and feel gratitude for something each day. I have a lot to be grateful for every single day that I’m alive.
- Happiness. What does it mean to me? What makes me happy today?
- Passion. I need to focus more mental energy on what I am passionate about. That will help direct my future properly.
- Love. Basic care, respect, empathy and love for all humans I interact with.
- Reflection. Think before you speak, put yourself in others shoes, remember there are always multiple perspectives and sides to every story, etc. Those things we all hear about but sometimes forget in our day-to-day interactions.
Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s by John Philipps Emslie via The Wellcome Collection)
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Colors by Juan Carlos Casado
My friend Judy Schmidt processes Hubble Telescope data for fun and these are some of her results. How she does it is way over my head, but I’m very appreciative of the time she takes to make each one of them. I love how she’s able to show that the universe is overrun with mind boggling scenery, and what we’re accustomed to seeing isn’t all our galaxy has to offer.
When you’re done looking at these, I highly recommend checking out her flickr, which has more images, and information to go along with it.
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"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." John Burroughs
Seduced by the stars …
Antares & Love by Joe Webb
“Incredible! Calcifer! Calcifer! Are you the one moving the castle?” “Of course I am, no one else does any work around here!” Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Wolf by alice angelotti
The living are only a species of the dead.