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“to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.”

– Mary Oliver


close your calendars of regret. smash clocks and barriers with your better knowing. throw soft light on the doom clingers. let your pure faith burn the way.

[danielle laporte]

From moment to moment

Sliding in the silences

The creativity of being

Is love.

Maggie, UK, For Krishnamurti

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses … stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”

Henry Miller

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”


1. Just do the job right the first time.

2. Preparation is the most important part of any task.

3. Only spend what you make.

4. Never, ever, hesitate to give a compliment.

5. Think about who you are disrespecting by multi-tasking.

6. Read the instructions.

7. Society is actually a good thing.

8. Make lists.

9. Stuff works out: the door will open.

10. Wash your vegetables.

11. Quality over quantity, every time.

12. Love relentlessly.

13. Don’t look out, look in.

14. Morning pages are the solution to any on-going problem.

15. Never lose a holy curiousity. Start at the public library. 🙂

All [people] dream but not equally.

Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity;

but the dreamers of the day are dangerous [people], for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence

“Africa, have you seen it? No? Then is it truly there? And submarines? Huh? Also hailstones, baseballs, pagodas? Goldmines? Kangaroos, Mount Fujiyama, the North Pole? And the past, did it happen? And the future, will it come? Believe in your own eyes and you’ll get into a lot of touble, hot water, a mess.”

Advice from Iff the Water Genie from the Great Story Sea

Salman Rushdie

“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.”

Zen proverb

“If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”


"You want to exercise your will, bend the language your way, bend the world your way. You want to control the flow of impulses, images, words, faces, ideas. But there's a higher place, a secret aspiration. You want to let go. You want to lose yourself in language, become a carrier or messenger. The best moments involve a loss of control. It's a kind of rapture, and it can happen with words and phrases fairly often-completely surprising combinations that make a higher kind of sense, that come to you out of nowhere." Don Delillo, in an interview