Friday, August 10, 2018

Be the Buddha

Instead of quoting the Buddha,
be the Buddha.

Eckhart Tolle

Wild and Precious Life

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

Something That Cannot Be Given

You can have the courage to climb the mountain,
swim the lakes, go on a raft to the other side of
the Atlantic or Pacific. That any fool can do, but
the courage to be on your own, to stand on your
two solid feet, is something that cannot be given
by somebody.

U.G. Krishnamurti

Opiate of the Masses

Gender, not religion,
is the opiate of the masses.

Erving Goffman

It Is Easier

It is easier to build strong children
than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass

Yes and No

All of you are in the middle of a life story, and
your story is being shaped by what you are saying
yes to and what you are saying no to.

Sarri Gilman

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Staircase

As my muscles weakened,
my writing became stronger.
As I slowly lost my speech,
I gained my voice.
As I diminished, I grew.
As I lost so much,
I finally started to find myself.

Neil Selinger