Category: Downtime

More on forest bathing

Kurt Harden’s Cultural Offering has this on forest bathing and “nature prescriptions”:

Eventually, I started to be able to distinguish the tiny splashes of singular rain drops onto each delicate leaf, all weaving into the greater song of Mother Nature. I looked down and saw tiny ants scurrying to and from an ant hill as they carried bits of leaves and branches.

Cultural Offering’s post is here.

The underlying article (on the Daily Beast) is here.

We’ve previously discussed the wonders of forest bathing here, here and here.

Photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash

What life’s about

Life isn’t about finding yourself, or finding anything. Life is about creating yourself … and creating things.

Bob Dylan, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story [00:06:11]

I’ve just watched Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue and this quote, from current-day Dylan stuck in my head. I’m sure I’ve read the same sentiment somewhere else recently, but I can’t place it.

The film, available on Netflix, is worth watching both for 1970s Dylan’s performances and current-day Dylan’s commentary.

Digging Deep – The Robert Plant podcast

Eclecticity Light points us towards this gem…

I’ve only listened to this first episode so far, but it’s thoughtful and engaging.

There are six episodes in the series, each centred on a song (the first is Calling to You from 1993’s Fate of Nations) but ranging far and wide around its topic.

You can find them on YouTube, as above, or on RobertPlant.com.

I’m looking forward to finding time for the rest.

A reflection of other people

Robert Greene on the importance of being grounded and knowing your selves:

If you’re constantly listening to what other people are saying, if you’re plugged into the matrix continually, and that’s your only reality, then … you’re never understanding who you are. What you see when you look in the mirror is a reflection of all the opinions that other people have … You become a reflection of other people.

A five-minute film for the weekend…

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