today was stopday, because everything stopped today.

when i took this picture, three days ago, it was because i thought it was some good advice. it resonated with me on a deep level and i understood it to mean “stop conflicting, stop fighting, stop grasping and clinging, stop differentiating, stop thinking, just stop everything and BE”. and that was a really meaningful message at the time.

however, today, my path itself was what stopped. or let’s just say paused. no presence whatsoever today. none at all. headache all day long. pretty ominous and negative mood clouding over me. very difficult indeed to even contemplate being present. so this will be a short post. i did not learn a single thing today. but as the Buddha says…,

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
– Buddha

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