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Solitude

Postby gdurkee » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:03 pm

By solitude the soul escapes from doing or suffering magic; it escapes from dullness, from boredom, by being aware. Nothing is boring if you are aware of it. It may be irritating, but it is not boring. If it is pleasant the pleasure will not fail so long as you are aware of it. Being aware is the hardest work the soul can do, I think.
-- Ursula LeGuin, Solitude



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Re: Solitude

Postby SandStorm » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Excellent. Damn applicable. Especially these days.
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Re: Solitude

Postby sparky » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:05 pm

There is a million ways to be human, all are worthwhile.

True happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
-Chuang Tzu.
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Re: Solitude

Postby gdurkee » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:56 pm

Excellent contribution! Brings me back to my youth when I'd show the Alan Watts narrated film, Buddhism, Man and Nature. Part of the official NPS evening program (well, until I got shipped out to the backcountry. Quelle horreur!They showed me!!). An excellent contemplative film that I thought helped see nature more clearly. We were all hippies then and, a few, still... .

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Re: Solitude

Postby BSquared » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:15 am

What's the source of that quote, George? I know she has a short story called, "Solitude." Is it an excerpt from that?
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Re: Solitude

Postby SandStorm » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:41 pm

Nice, Sparky.
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