xkcd vs pearls
I love this. This paints a very clear picture of a lot of my thought patterns, and the outcome.
"Don't think, just do."
Happiness and its pithy appearances in my life may redouble (with pithy aside), when I stop thinking, and decide to see life the way it is: a thigh-slapping, hand-clapping farce - which is mostly funny in retrospect, and mostly tragic in the here and now. The joys and disappointments require nothing more from us. We should feel them, savour them, and then, let them go. We want to go somewhere, don't we? Life certainly isn't a race but we're all going somewhere even if we don't want to. The over-feeling and over-thinking will eventually frustrate the doing and the moving. The pebble in the shoe will multiply and soon with a quarry in your shoes, the moving will have to come to a standstill. Of all the pointless and vicious things to do to yourself - self-inflicted pain and ruining a decent pair of shoes.
Said he, to his Heart, "All is well, my flaming engine of destruction." The Heart felt reticent, then sanguine. "Tennis match is off, then?" asked the Heart, cheekily. Feeling free from the volley of thoughts and constant equivocation, the Heart shoved the carefully drawn out analysis the Mind had been working on, someplace where even rats desisted from going. Funny how some truths sound like lies, and some lies sound like the truth.
Edit: Yes, this is an old entry that has been rewritten.