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Garry Shandling GQ Comedy Quote
"The direction I'm going in is eventually you won't know if it's a joke or not," he explains, describing his new act, which he has been quietly testing in clubs where his name never appears on the marquee. "What I want to happen is that I talk for an hour and the audience doesn't realize it is funny until they're driving home."
advice  buddhism  zen 
18 hours ago by max_read
Alan Watts on Twitter
"The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past and the known on the other. It consists in being completely sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive."
life  advice  now  time  buddhism  mindfulness 
4 days ago by colm.mcmullan
Stoic Zen Stuff | Academic Librarian
Within both there’s a technique that Stoics call the “dichotomy of control,” where you try to learn how to focus your mental effort and well being only on things you can control and let go of the rest. Epictetus begins his Handbook (or Enchiridion) with a well known passage about what you can control and what you can’t: “Some things are up to us and some are not up to us. Our opinions are up to us, and our impulses, desires, aversions—in short, whatever is our own doing. Our bodies are not up to us, nor are our possessions, our reputations, or our public offices, or, that is, whatever is not our own doing. The things that are up to us are by nature free, unhindered, and unimpeded; the things that are not up to us are weak, enslaved, hindered, not our own.”
stoicism  buddhism 
5 days ago by altoii
The Architectural Chase, the Digital Pursuit
Zen-otaph: Steve Jobs and the Meaning Behind Apple’s New Campus
architecture  zen  buddhism  apple  stevejobs  circle  symbolism  design  applepark 
6 days ago by toastednut

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