Escape the busyness and find inner calm

"The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness," said Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset in his book Mission of the University: "it is always urgent, 'here and now' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank."Another philosopher and artist, Wyndham Lewis, saw the problem this way: "Everything in our life today conspires to thrust most people into . . . a sort of trance of action," he said in the 1957 preface to his book Time and Western Man. … [Read more...]