No one can ever truly say they’re one hundred percent, but we can try and take one hundred percent from everything we experience, from the good and the bad, because while in moments of great joy we can be close to complete, in moments of deepest despair we can come close to enlightenment, too.
Life is a difficult assignment. We are fragile creatures, expected to function at high rates of speed, and asked to accomplish great and small things each day. These daily activities take enormous amounts of energy. Most things are out of our control. We are surrounded by danger, frustration, grief, and insanity as well as love, […]
There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works […]
If we imagine that our mind is like the blue sky, and that across it pass thoughts as clouds, we can get a feel for that part of it which is other than our thoughts. The sky is always present; it contains the clouds and yet is not contained by them. So with our awareness. […]
I went to the local botanic gardens today for the first time in nearly three months. I do some of my best thinking there, or non-thinking, as the case may be. I knew today would be special when within the first few minutes of being there, I was approached by a hummingbird, who decided to […]
It’s impossible to be concerned with how others see you … and be true to yourself at the same time. There are few places in our life where the pressing want to be wanted — the need to feel approved by others — doesn’t compromise our true best self-interests. It’s time to snap ourselves out […]