Freedom from noise and goal-directed tasks, it appears, unites the quiet without and within, allowing our conscious workspace to do its thing, to weave ourselves into the world, to discover where we fit in. That’s the power of silence.
Understanding the impermanence of everything—including ourselves.
Every few days we essentially recycle ourselves, reminiscent of an old advertising jingle for milk, “There’s a new you coming every day!”
The mixes from JaBig compagnon me on several long runs. Great tracks, mixes, good tempo for running. On his incredible bid to ride across Canada on a fixie all of his worldly possessions were stolen today while in Halton, ON. His bike, his laptop that is so necessary for DJ’ing, his passport… You get the picture. Help him with a donation.
Some impressions from my speed hiking tour, from Garmisch through the Reintal, via Knorhütte unto the Zugspitze (Germany’s highest mountain 2.962 m). I divided the route, 21km and 25oo height m, in two days. On both days I ran / hiked about 3 / 3,5 hours.
Images after the break..
If you are reading this, then this warning is for you: Every word you read of this useless print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think everything you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Move away from your screen. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Go out and fuck, move, run, breath in. Define your character. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it’s all about. Find out what you’re made of and what you’re capable of. Test and define your character. Be who you are and not that copy of a copy of a copy. It’s all in your head. Be without mind. Explore solitude. Take away all clutter and distraction. Don’t try to blend into the world. Be on fire. Do not conform or live a life of false consistency. Be silent, be god, be a devil. Claim your humanity, prove you’re alive. Don’t become a statistic. You have been warned.