"Rilke recommended that when life became turbulent and troublesome, it was wise to stay close to one simple thing in nature. A friend of mine who had great trouble with her mind told me once that she had brought a stone into her apartment, and when she felt her mind going, she would concentrate on the stone. She said, 'There is a fierce sanity in stone.'"
- John O'Donohue from To bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
You are not expected to complete the task.
Neither are you permitted to lay it down. "
- from the Talmud
I'm looking to my stone bowl, then, for a fierce sanity.
I'm looking ahead.
I'm staying close to one simple thing.