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We have art so that we shall not die of reality.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche


Monday, October 30, 2023

Beautiful experience

Let the experience be as beautiful as it is. Then let it go.

Don’t ruin it by clinging to it, or trying to make it more than it is. Treasure forever its good feeling in your heart by letting it be.

As beautiful as it is, you cannot ever make it happen again in exactly the same way. But then you don’t need to, because it’s always yours, as close as your next thankful thought.

What you can do is open yourself to new experience, to what can possibly be even more beautiful. That takes faith, courage, and much work, yet it is in giving yourself fully to the ongoing moments that new beauty arises.

Time passes, conditions change, people come and go. Nonetheless, the investments you make with your heart will always retain their value.

Have the confidence to accept that each beautiful experience has been enough. And you’re sure to have many more.

— Ralph Marston

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