When we fail to reflect on the undercurrents of the circumstances of our life, we may have permanent misgivings about the quality of our interpretations. A lucid reading of our acts and our desires helps us to avoid tumbling into a frustrating gap between what we expect and what others expect. (“Alors, tout a basculé”)
A heart can only be broken or remain shattered through repeated negative interpretations of a negative experience.
That is the thing about films. They don't change. You change. The immutability of the film (or a book or a painting or a piece of music) is something to measure yourself against. That is one of the things a great work of art does. It stays there waiting for you to come back to it, and it shows you who you are now, each time a little different.
A lot of people don't believe in themselves due to their strong negative beliefs. So when they start to see some of the people around them succeeding in life, they become extremely jealous and bitter. This is because they have programmed their subconscious minds to perceive success as a permanent mystery in their lives. But little do they know that the future outcomes of their lives depend on their frequent interpretations of their abilities.
The foundation of my happiness isn't because my experiences are much better than the man who believes his world is falling apart. Instead, it's because I frequently interpret my life better than a negative minded person.
Circumstances create some temporary conditions in one's life, but one's repeated interpretations of them always finalize whether they remain temporary or become permanent in one's life.
To anyone who is living with uncontrollable worries: Your life isn't as bad as you think it is. It is your frequent negative interpretations of it that are making you feel that way. Try giving your life some positive meanings on a regular basis and see how good your life becomes.
In every circumstance, always remember that you can only be as happy or miserable as you repeatedly interpret your life to be.
Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an art.Vice and virtue are the artist’s materials for an art. From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is the art of the musician. From the point of view of feelings, the actor’s craft is the type. All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectators, and not life, that art really mirrors.