will and contentment

“So it was that I came to the conclusion that the ordinary everyday perception of things which serves us pretty well when going about daily practical affairs is not the only kind of perceiving that the mind can do….Only a tiny act of will was necessary in order to pass from one to the other, yet this act seemed sufficient to change the face of the world, to make boredom and weariness blossom into immeasurable contentment.”
Joanna Field A Life of One’s Own, 1936

1 comment:

Martie said...

I can't believe so much time has passed since you posted this. They were so little. It melts my heart.