magis esse quam videri
via bg way back
Esse quam videri is a Latin phrase meaning “To be, rather than to seem” (to be). It has been used as a motto by a number of different groups. (slew of schools/unis..imagine that)
when i did google translate i got:
esse quam videri = be seen
magis esse quam videri = to be rather than to seem
authenticity & attachment – problem deep enough
Maria Popova (@brainpicker) tweeted at 6:01 AM – 8 Nov 2017 :
The wisdom of trees – Walt Whitman on what our silent friends teach us about being rather than seeming https://t.co/n0Bv2gOabBhttps://t.co/CtcVnPafAz(http://twitter.com/brainpicker/status/928246133071253506?s=17)
Whitman.. suffered a severe stroke that left him paralyzed. It took him two years to recover — convalescence aided greatly, he believed, by his immersion in nature and its healing power. “How it all nourishes, lulls me,” he exulted, “in the way most needed; the open air, the rye-fields, the apple orchards.”.
reminds of Naoki.. and swimming in nature
How strong, vital, enduring! how dumbly eloquent! What suggestions of imperturbability and being, as *against the human trait of mere seeming. Then the qualities, almost emotional, palpably artistic, heroic, of a tree; so innocent and harmless, yet so savage. **It is, yet says nothing.