According to William Wordsworth (who wrote many worthy words), the origin of poetry is “emotion recollected in tranquility.”
I have emotions (including joy) about recollecting THAT, sooooo many decades after learning it in college. I’m recollecting it today because of my recent personal experience of having strong and upsetting emotions, letting time pass, recollecting those emotions in tranquility, and feeling resolute and happy about achievable next steps.
Therefore, I believe that emotion recollected in tranquility not only creates poetry but also creates paths to move forward through troubled times. Instead of being so reactive to our emotions (especially anger and fear), let us recollect those feelings in tranquility to achieve wise mind (an overlap of emotional mind and logical mind).
Do you see emotion recollected in tranquility in my photos from yesterday?
In tranquility, today, I am recollecting the emotions I felt yesterday having my first restaurant meal since the pandemic began, with caution, with a new haircut, and with my long-time friend Deb.
Here‘s what comes up when I search for “emotion reflected in tranquility” on YouTube:
What are your emotions and thoughts about this emotion-reflected-in-tranquility post?
For me, emotion reflected in tranquility always results in gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.