Reasonble Words: Hermann Hesse

A bit of night time ritual (and implicit advice) from Hesse’s “The Glass Bead Game,” which I tackled last year at the recommendation of a friend and found well worth it.

“Before his evening meditation he and his aides, the coach and the meditation master, were supposed to review each official day, noting what had been well done or ill done, feeling his own pulse, as meditation teachers call this practice, that is, recognizing and measuring one’s own momentary situation, state of health, the distribution of one’s energies, one’s hopes and cares–in a word, seeing oneself and one’s daily work objectively and carrying nothing unresolved on into the night and the next day.”

Wolf's Moon

Anindo Ghosh’s “Wolf’s Moon” from his Flickr stream.

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