Friday, May 31, 2013


Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, May 24, 2013

Everything matters

We overestimate our control and underestimate our influence.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Amazing how little I know

Amazing how much time and energy I spend defining and defending my self, when I know so little about it.
So much illusion and fear and false hope and emotion I carry! How things are not what they appear to be... How my illusions prevent even personal happiness...

Friday, May 3, 2013

At the center of life

The essential life-giving vitality of land and community. The good of praying and acting in support of those protecting them. Nothing is more important.

Compensating for illusion

"The danger of [an illusion], because there's nothing there, is to overreact -- to that which isn't there. You're compensating for its absence."

~ Ben Kingsley, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2013

Kindness and sorrow

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing

~ from "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye