“How wonderful is it to know that we will never have everything together. One moment we have it "together," the next we don't, and that is just the nature of human life. All we can do is keep opening our hearts; this way, we can handle anything life throws at us with a smile.”
— Sah D'Simone
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -attributed to Albert Einstein (most likely originating from Ram Dass)
“A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism.”
― Will Self
I’ve often thought that there isn’t any ‘I’ at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.
– Diary of a Drug Fiend, Aleister Crowley
Wabi-sabi is about taking pleasure in the imperfect. it acknowledges three simple realities: “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect."
What is your favourite word?
'And. It is so hopeful.'
∆ from a Q&A with Margaret Atwood
“Your conflicts, all the difficult things, the problematic situations in your life are not chance or haphazard. They are actually yours. They are specifically yours, designed specifically for you by a part of you that loves you more than anything else. The part of you that loves you more than anything else has created roadblocks to lead you to yourself. You are not going in the right direction unless there is something pricking you in the side, telling you, “Look here! This way!” That part of you loves you so much that it doesn’t want you to lose the chance. It will go to extreme measures to wake you up, it will make you suffer greatly if you don’t listen. What else can it do? That is its purpose.” - A H Almaas
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
— Maya Angelou