I love this book by David Lynch, it’s a collection of his thoughts on different subjects all the way from Fire - “Sitting in front of a fire is mesmerizing. It’s magical. I feel the same way about electricity. And smoke. And flickering lights.” - to what he calls “the suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity”, along with stories from his film and meeting with Fellini. It’s awesome.
It’s a book you can pick up and read a couple of pages from while smoking a cigarette, or before going to bed. Simple and delightful reading.
Here’s an example of a page in the book.
A TOWER OF GOLD
Just as a mirror shines bright once it has been cleaned of dust, so those who have seen the Self shine in mind and body. They are always and forever filled with happiness.
UPANISHADS
How does meditation get rid of negativity?
Picture it this way: You are the Empire State Building. You’ve got hundreds of rooms. And in those rooms, there’s a lot of junk. And you put all that junk there. Now you take this elevator, which is going to be the dive within. And you go down below the building; you go to the Unified Field beneath the building—pure conciousness. And it’s like electric gold. You experience that. And that electric gold activates there little cleaning robots. They start going, and they start cleaning the rooms. They put in gold where the junk and garbage were. These stresses that were in there like coils of barbed wire can unwind. They evaporate, they come out. You’re cleaning and infusing simultaneously. You’re on the road to a beautiful state of enlightenment.
I love this book by David Lynch, it’s a collection of his thoughts on different subjects all the way from Fire - “Sitting in front of a fire is mesmerizing. It’s magical. I feel the same way about electricity. And smoke. And flickering lights.” - to what he calls “the suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity”, along with stories from his film and meeting with Fellini. It’s awesome.
It’s a book you can pick up and read a couple of pages from while smoking a cigarette, or before going to bed. Simple and delightful reading.
Here’s an example of a page in the book.
A TOWER OF GOLD
Just as a mirror shines bright once it has been cleaned of dust, so those who have seen the Self shine in mind and body. They are always and forever filled with happiness.
UPANISHADS
How does meditation get rid of negativity?
Picture it this way: You are the Empire State Building. You’ve got hundreds of rooms. And in those rooms, there’s a lot of junk. And you put all that junk there. Now you take this elevator, which is going to be the dive within. And you go down below the building; you go to the Unified Field beneath the building—pure conciousness. And it’s like electric gold. You experience that. And that electric gold activates there little cleaning robots. They start going, and they start cleaning the rooms. They put in gold where the junk and garbage were. These stresses that were in there like coils of barbed wire can unwind. They evaporate, they come out. You’re cleaning and infusing simultaneously. You’re on the road to a beautiful state of enlightenment.

I love this book by David Lynch, it’s a collection of his thoughts on different subjects all the way from Fire - “Sitting in front of a fire is mesmerizing. It’s magical. I feel the same way about electricity. And smoke. And flickering lights.” - to what he calls “the suffocating rubber clown suit of negativity”, along with stories from his film and meeting with Fellini. It’s awesome.

It’s a book you can pick up and read a couple of pages from while smoking a cigarette, or before going to bed. Simple and delightful reading.

Here’s an example of a page in the book.

A TOWER OF GOLD

Just as a mirror shines bright once it has been cleaned of dust, so those who have seen the Self shine in mind and body. They are always and forever filled with happiness.

UPANISHADS

How does meditation get rid of negativity?

Picture it this way: You are the Empire State Building. You’ve got hundreds of rooms. And in those rooms, there’s a lot of junk. And you put all that junk there. Now you take this elevator, which is going to be the dive within. And you go down below the building; you go to the Unified Field beneath the building—pure conciousness. And it’s like electric gold. You experience that. And that electric gold activates there little cleaning robots. They start going, and they start cleaning the rooms. They put in gold where the junk and garbage were. These stresses that were in there like coils of barbed wire can unwind. They evaporate, they come out. You’re cleaning and infusing simultaneously. You’re on the road to a beautiful state of enlightenment.

A natural component of filmmaking is the struggle to find money. It has been an uphill battle my entire working life… If you want to make a film, go make it. I can’t tell you the number of times I have started shooting a film knowing I didn’t have the money to finish it. I meet people everywhere who complain about money; it’s the ingrained nature of too many filmmakers. But it should be clear to everyone that money has always had certain explicit qualities: it’s stupid and cowardly, slow and unimaginative. The circumstances of funding never just appear; you have to create them yourself, then manipulate them for your own ends. This is the very nature and daily toil of filmmaking. If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs. There is a German proverb: “Der Teufel scheisst immer auf den grössten Haufen” [“The Devil always shits on the biggest heap”]. So start heaping and have faith. Every time you make a film you should be prepared to descend into Hell and wrestle it from the claws of the Devil himself. Prepare yourself: there is never a day without a sucker punch. At the same time, be pragmatic and learn how to develop an understanding of when to abandon an idea. Follow your dreams no matter what, but reconsider if they can’t be realized in certain situations. A project can become a cul-de-sac and your life might slip through your fingers in pursuit of something that can never be realized. Know when to walk away.

- Werner Herzog

Excerpt from Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality by Maria Popova

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