“You take it all in. You let the pain of the world touch your heart and you turn it into compassion.” – Gyalwa Karmapa Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I do have a lot of things to be grateful for. But right now instead of gratitude what I’m thinking about is […]
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988, the first and only Arab writer ever to do so. […]
“Defend your inner world. Be present. Be in the moment. Engaged, connected.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Growing up I think I was always defending myself. Or feeling quite often like I had to. I was quiet, different: my family had more money than most of the kids I went to […]
I am a perfectionist in many ways. Or at least I have been, particularly around my writing and artistic efforts. I freely admit it. I am working more and more, however, on not being one…
From one of my all-time favorite authors, some final words to ponder when journeying into dreamtime tonight:
“Only those who have felt the knife Can understand the wound; Only the jeweler Knows the nature of the jewel.” – Mirabai
“Beautiful things don’t need attention.” Courtesy of Sean Penn’s photographer character in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which I watched for the first time the other day. Great quote, great movie.