an antidote to the rhetoric of growth

A Bank Holiday in Ireland; wise words

But beyond self-care and the ability to (really) listen, the practice of doing nothing has something broader to offer us: an antidote to the rhetoric of growth.

In the context of health and ecology, things that grow unchecked are often considered parasitic or cancerous. Yet we inhabit a culture that privileges novelty and growth over the cyclical and the regenerative.

Jenny Odell, How to do Nothing

Where you stand

How refreshingly bright is the moon of the Fourfold Wisdom!

Being so, is there anything you lack as the absolute presents itself before you?

The place where you stand is the Land of the Lotus,
And your person — the body of the Buddha.

Hakuin, Japanese Zen poet, 1686 – 1768.