Alone in the house, I was overwhelmed by my own presence.
|A Cottage by the Sea||
…contemplation is any way one has of penetrating illusion and touching reality.
Parker Palmer, quoted in www.cac.org
The secrets of living in mindfulness can be summed up in three words: understand, feel, practice.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present.
It is a bad thing when people all round you are praising you and no one is telling you the truth. It does not take long for this snare to entangle you. At such times you cannot help considering yourself a saint, and starting to censure all those around you.
Theophan the Recluse (1815-94)
Beauty is the perfect balance of Life, Truth, and Love. In any true work of art, you will find that these three aspects are balanced.