Suffolk County, Long Island
Shards of Truth
It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
Posted December 22, 2012
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet
Posted December 16, 2012
We should never try to follow another’s path for that is his way, not yours.
When that path is found, you have nothing to do but fold your arms
and the tide will carry you to freedom.
- Swami Vivekananda
Posted December 9, 2012
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon
Posted December 2, 2012
You can blow out a candle
But you can't blow out a fire
Once the flames begin to catch
The wind will blow it higher
- Peter Gabriel, Biko
Posted November 25, 2012
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment. - Henry David Thoreau
Posted November 18, 2012
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
- G. K. Chesterton
Posted November 11, 2012
Decisions are made by those who show up.
– Aaron Sorkin
Posted November 4, 2012
Life is a storm. You will bask in the sun one moment and will be shattered against the rocks in the next. What makes you who you are is what you do when the storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout “Do your worst for I shall do mine.” Then the fates will know you and who you are.
– The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
Posted October 28, 2012
The perfect man has no self;
the spiritual man has no achievement;
the sage has no name.
– Chuang Tzu
Posted October 21, 2012
Chasing after fantasies is always a bad idea. Stick with reality.
Reality’s all you’ve got. But here is the real secret, the real miracle: It’s enough.
- Brad Warner
Posted October 14, 2012
Pearls lie not on the seashore.
If thou desirest one
thou must dive for it.
– Chinese Saying
Posted September 30, 2012
To imitate the four seasons means to grow in the spring, develop in summer,
harvest in autumn, and store in winter, giving and taking in moderation,
dispensing and collecting with measure.
Posted September 23, 2012
Our minds are continually active, fabricating an anxious, usually self-preoccupied veil
which partially conceals the world.
- Iris Murdoch
Posted September 16, 2012
Even our enemy is useful to us because, in order to practice compassion,
we need to practice tolerance, forgiveness, and patience, the antidotes to anger.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Posted September 9, 2012
No matter how insignificant a thing you have to do, give it as much of your care and attention as you would give to the thing you regard as most important.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Posted September 2, 2012
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong
Posted August 26, 2012
Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death.
- Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
Posted August 18, 2012
It’s life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering,
the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Posted August 12, 2012
Have a sense of humor about life — you will need it. And be courteous.
- Peter Jennings
Posted August 5, 2012
The practice of cherishing can be taken very deeply if done wordlessly,
allowing yourself to feel the love and appreciation that already exists in your heart.
- His Holiness the Dali Lama
Posted July 29, 2012
There is a comfort in the strength of love;
'Twill make a thing endurable, which else
Would overset the brain or break the heart ...
- William Wordsworth
Posted July 22, 2012
A saint is not ashamed of being despised, but saddened to see good counsel spurned. That life be brief does not depress him but avoidable suffering distresses him. He keeps his mind free of vain endeavors and embraces wisdom. By becoming one with the Great Unity the saint avoids the whirlpool of the mundane vanities.
Posted July 15, 2012
The unconscious mind is decidedly simple, unaffected, straightforward, and honest.
It hasn’t got all of this façade, this veneer of what we call adult culture.
It’s rather simple, rather childish. It’s direct and free.
– Milton H. Erikson
Posted July 8, 2012
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
Posted July 1, 2012
There is a road from the eye to the heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton
Posted June 24, 2012
The mind of a holy person is like a mirror,
Which neither grasps nor resists;
It receives and lets go
That is why the sage encompasses
The world without hurt.
Posted June 17, 2012
The very essence … is that man is a spirit, and has a body,
and not that man is a body and may have a spirit also.
- Swami Vivekananda
Posted June 10, 2012
The satiated man and the hungry man do not see the same thing
when they look upon a loaf of bread.
Posted June 3, 2012
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike
Posted May 27, 2012
Silence is a friend who will never betray.
Posted May 20, 2012
My mother gave me a bumblebee pin when I started work. She said:
“Aerodynamically, bees shouldn't be able to fly. But they do. Remember that.”
- Jill E. Barad
Posted May 13, 2012
You’ve got to practice meditation when you walk, stand, lie down, sit, and work,
while washing your hands, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, drinking tea,
talking to friends, or whatever you are doing.
– Thich Nhat Hahn
Posted May 6, 2012
Vengeance is a water vessel with a hole;
the only promise it holds is empty.
Posted April 29, 2012
If we want to make something truly spectacular of our world,
there is nothing whatsoever that can stop us.
- Ranier Maria Rilke
Posted April 22, 2012
Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
- Cyril Connolly
Posted April 15, 2012
Fear is man’s greatest enemy, and it manifests itself in forms as diverse as shame, jealousy, anger, insolence, arrogance … What causes fear? Lack of confidence in onself.
- Swami Prajnanpad
Posted April 8, 2012
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
- Aldous Huxley
Posted April 1, 2012
Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you.
Posted March 25, 2012
A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.
- Mark Twain
Posted March 18, 2012
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So, what the hell, leap.
- Cynthia Heimel
Posted March 11, 2012
Trust shows the way.
– Hildegard of Bingen
Posted March 4, 2012
Cultivation of tolerance for other faiths will impart to us a truer understanding of our own.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Posted February 26, 2012
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
- Abraham Lincoln
Posted February 19. 2012
Keep your words sweet, you may have to eat them.
- Stephen Grellet
Posted February 12, 2012
You can acquire knowledge, but you cannot acquire wisdom.
You can’t know wisdom. Wisdom you have to “be.”
- Ram Dass
Posted February 5, 2012
Nature is a painting for us, day after day;
pictures of infinite beauty if we only have the eyes to see them.
– John Ruskin
Posted January 29, 2012
You see, life is a battlefield. Life is survival of the fittest. How many healthy people do you know? How many happy people do you know? Think about it. People work at dying, they don't work at living.
My workout is my obligation to life. It's my tranquilizer.
- Jack LaLanne
Posted January 22, 2012
It really boils down to this: that all of life is interrelated. We are caught
in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted January 15, 2012
Students of today get nowhere because they base their understanding upon the acknowledgment of names. They inscribe words of some dead old guy in a great big notebook, wrap it up in four or five squares of cloth, and won’t let anyone look at it. “This is the Mysterious Principle,” they aver, and safeguard it with care. That’s all wrong. Blind idiots! What kind of juice are you looking for in such dried up bones!
Posted January 8, 2012
The most important thing is, only do it. When you only do something 100 percent,
then there is no subject, no object. There is no inside or outside. Inside and outside
already become one. That you and the universe are never separate.
There is no thinking.
- Seung Sahn
Posted January 1, 2012
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