July 23, 2013
From Deepak Chopra’s novel Soulmate:
I decided . . . never to wait by the door for the world to bring me answers. [I decided] not [to] cling to the past. I got rid of expectations; I gave up foolish hopes; I lost my fear of the unknown. But none of that is extraordinary.
Or is it?
Take a look at your own life. Where do you stand?
June 22, 2013
I like this quote from American mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell about life’s hardships and the gifts they can give us:
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
June 2, 2013
From the novel Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho:
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and other in the abyss.
April 9, 2013
Another beautiful passage from Kelly Winters’ book Walking Home: A Woman’s Pilgrimage on the Appalachian Trail:
What do I need now? I wonder. To live and feel and sense deeply, to fill up on experiences and emotions and events, to be open to newness and to people, to lose any masks I wear, to lighten my load — physically, emotionally and spiritually — to laugh, to sing, to commune.
An excellent set of guideposts by which set life’s compass, don’t you think?
November 11, 2012
I just watched the amazingly creative, almost mythical film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (directed by Benh Zeitlin and based on a stage play by Lucy Alibar).
I love this quote from the main character, Hushpuppy, at the end of the film:
When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me flying around in invisible pieces. . . . I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right.
October 14, 2012
I have always liked this anonymous quote:
Life will always be full of challenges. It is better to admit as much and decide to be happy in spite of it all.
Have a happy week!
October 9, 2012
I came across this blessing of sorts in the first few pages of the book Women of the West Coast: Then and Now by Marnie Anderson:
May we always recognize, and make allowances for, the seemingly diverse needs of man and nature.
May we realize that, in the end, they are the same.
October 6, 2012
My friend wrote this quote in a card she gave me today:
Every year is another milestone in life for wisdom.
Indeed, it is.
September 13, 2012
I came across this parenting maxim in a book I’m reading:
Kids spell love T-I-M-E.
How true it is.