Some o' the coolest shit me seen in a while:
Artist: Kay Nielsen
Pics from: http://www.brainpickings.org
in turn via the great and powerful:
this would be inerestin t see:
And the priestess spoke again and said:
Speak to us of Reason and Passion.
And he answered, saying:
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which
your reason and your judgement wage war against
your passion and your appetite.
Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul,
that I might turn the discord and rivalry of your
elements into oneness and melody.
But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the
peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements?
Your reason and your passion are the rudder and
the sails of your seafaring soul.
If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you
can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill
For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and
passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own
Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the
height of passion, that it may sing;
And let it direct your passion with reason, that your
passion may live through its own daily resurrection,
and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.
I would have your consider your judgement and your
appetite even as you would two loved guests in your
Surely you would not honour one guest above the
other; for he who is more mindful of one loses the
love and faith of both.
Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of
the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of
distant fields and meadows - then let your heart say
in silence, ´God rests in reason.´
And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind
shakes the forest, and thunder and lighting
proclaim the majesty of the sky - then let your heart
say in awe, ´God moves in passion.´
And since you are the breath in God´s sphere, and a
leaf in God´s forest, you too should rest in reason
and move in passion.