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The blessings of bordom

“Boredom always precedes

a period of great creativity.”

– Robert M. Pirsig

In the age of instant food, TV and same day delivery there is very little that we have to wait for anymore. 917 more words


"...a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn't get his ideas from..."

“For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn’t get his ideas from other people all around him.

Robert M. Pirsig, writer


Crushed by pressure.

There are times in our lives when we are crushed into immobility by pressure.  It may be the pressure of too much stimulation, like a soldier caught in crossfire who freezes instead of leaping for cover.  572 more words


Today, I leave you with these words from Robert M. Pirsig, which were somewhere near the middle of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. They really got me thinking, and I like them, so I figured that I would share them somehow.

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Zen in America

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik discusses the recent books Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright and Stephen Batchelor’s… 1,280 more words


Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance 

“This is the source of the trouble. Persons tend to think and feel exclusively in one mode or the other and in doing so tend to misunderstand and underestimate what the other mode is all about. 46 more words


Thursday July 27, 2017

I feel compelled to write my work this way, however crooked or stoned — for it needs to be written, and I cannot write it otherwise. 692 more words