Thursday, January 24, 2013

Give happenings time...

"Don't rush to finish.  You don't yet know what this event is for.  Give happenings time to find themselves."

~ from Anne Herbert’s wonderful blog Peace and Love and Noticing the Details

Friday, January 18, 2013


by Czeslaw Milosz

The word Faith means when someone sees
A dew-drop or a floating leaf, and knows
That they are, because they have to be.
And even if you dreamed, or closed your eyes
And wished, the world would still be what it was,
And the leaf would still be carried down the river.

It means that when someone's foot is hurt
By a sharp rock, he also knows that rocks
Are here so they can hurt our feet.
Look, see the long shadow cast by the tree;
And flowers and people throw shadows on the earth:
What has no shadow has no strength to live.

Translated by Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky with Renata Gorczynski

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant.
To enact gratitude is generous and noble.
To live gratitude is to touch heaven.

~ Johannes Gaertner

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Doubt and certainty

While doubt isn't a very pleasant condition, certainty is absurd.

~ Voltaire

Time is passing

“The days and nights are relentlessly passing.
How well am I spending my time?
This should be reflected upon again and again...”

~ The Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya 10.87)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

All, few, none

Love all

Trust a few

Do wrong to none

~ Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well