My life revolves around business, distraction, chaos, Twitter

The architects of the building depicted here, and the artist himself, were convinced about a challenging idea: if you want to get close to the important things, you will need a lot of calm, of whiteness, of emptiness, of peace. Serenity, concentration and order aren’t luxuries, they are’t a superficial concern for a particular sstyle of interior decoration; they are preconditions for a thoughtful, balanced life. The picture sends a slightly stern, but welcome message: you have to fight off distraction, it can ruin your life; you have to prioritize ruthlessly; entertainment is the enemy; simplify, get rid of what you don’t really need; don’t check your email all the time, focus is an achievement. Saenredam didn’t just paint a church, he painted an attitude to life.

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“The fundamental principle enunciated by Baha’u’llah … is that religious truth is not absolute but relative, that Divine Revelation is a continuous and progressive process, that all the great religions of the world are divine in origin, that their basic principles are in complete harmony, that their aims and purposes are one and the same, that their teachings are but facets of one truth, that their functions are complementary, that they differ only in the nonessential aspects of their doctrines, and that their missions represent successive stages in the spiritual evolution of human society….”
— – Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. v.
“It took us several thousand years to feed the hunger in our bellies - who knows how long it will take to feed the hunger in our souls”
— Ulrich Golüke

Inspiration and work ethic — they ride right next to each other…. Not every day you’re gonna wake up and the clouds are gonna part and rays from heaven are gonna come down and you’re gonna write a song from it. Sometimes, you just get in there and just force yourself to work, and maybe something good will come out. - Jack White

“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.”
— Tsaikovsky
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”
Chuck Close
“Tomorrow – a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.”
“Service is the virtue that distinguished the great of all times and which they will be remembered by. It places a mark if nobility upon its disciples. It is the dividing line which separates the two great groups of the world—those who help and those who hinder, those who lift and those who lean, those who contribute and those who only consume. How much better it is to give than to receive. Service in any form is comely and beautiful. To give encouragement, to impart sympathy, to show interest, to banish fear, to build self confidence and awaken hope in the hearts if others, in short—to love them and to show it—is to render the most precious service.”
— ― Bryant S. Hinckley
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and freedom”
— Stephen Covey - First Things First

"Wat deed deze cirkel in dit godvergeten gat?"

“Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will… break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.
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