Saturday, June 30, 2012

be kind

“Part of kindness
is loving people
more than they deserve.”

~Joseph Joubert

"The Good Samaritan" is by Chinese artist HeQi
and the interpretation of the art is from Howard Carter’s
blog which is located here

Today I hit the 1000 mark on my posting meter....
Imagine that! 

Friday, June 29, 2012

psalm one

Psalm 1

“Blessed are the man and the woman

who have grown beyond their greed

and have put an end to their hatred

and no longer nourish illusions.

But they delight in the way things are

and keep their hearts open, day and night.

They are like trees planted near flowing rivers,

which bear fruit when they are ready.

Their leaves will not fall or wither.

Everything they do will succeed.”

translated by Stephen Mitchell

from The Enlightened Heart

p. 5

art by Frits Thaulow from here

Saturday, June 23, 2012

wounds like stones

"There is no freedom until we dance the ghosts
from the chambers of our wounds,
until we pile our wounds like stones
at the mouth of our own quarries."

- Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, p.201

art:  "Pile of Stones" by Alan Bowring.

  © Copyright Alan Bowring and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License

Friday, June 22, 2012

do the hustle

"When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves
from the parts of our lives that don't fit
 with who we think we're supposed to be,
we stand outside of our story and
hustle for our worthiness by constantly
performing, perfecting, pleasing and proving.
Our sense of worthiness - that critically important piece
that gives us access to love and belonging -
lives inside of our story."

-Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection, p. 23

Connie Sun comic from here

Monday, June 18, 2012


Doug Savage cartoon from here

“Decisions are the polishing cloths of life.”
-Augusten Burroughs,

 this pithy quote is from This is How,
a book I just loved to bits...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

reckless shreiking

"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
if it were voices instead of colors,
there would be an unbelievable shrieking
into the heart of the night."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

May we all bloom recklessly today.
flower from Hawaiian botanical garden