Martin L. Smith
|A Cottage by the Sea||
How about yesterday's sunrise for status quo?
Tolerance is merely a way of preserving the status quo.
Martin L. Smith
How did this silent guest who came for a temporary visit make herself so at home in my life, so indispensable? How did she become so important to me?
Barbara Erakko Taylor
Taking on the mystery is yielding to grace, letting go of all explanations, analyses, ideologies, self-images, images of God, agendas, expectations.
from A Time to Live: Seven Tasks of Creative Aging by Robert Raines
It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. One who has never experienced that has missed something important.
from Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G.Jung
I believe that the craftsman, the artist, the cook, and the silversmith are peacemakers. They instill grace; they lull the world to calm.
Anthony Shadid in House of Stone
Spring and all its flowers
now joyously break their vow of silence.
It is time for celebration, not for lying low;
You too -- weed out those roots of sadness from your heart.
Hafiz (1320 - 1389)
English version by Homayun Taba & Marguerite Theophil
Perhaps true silence is such an absolute engagement that there is finally nothing else to write about except the struggle to lose that very last thing (the ego) that binds you.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,
Told to the 2005 graduating class of Stanford University. Steve Jobs