Tag Archives: quote

hey, sailor

26 Feb


strange pull

6 Feb


30 Apr

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

– Leo Tolstoy


16 Mar

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Jalal ad-Din Rumi


7 Dec

Just because everyone can’t do everything doesn’t mean someone shouldn’t do something.

– Joel Salatin on the importance of everyone doing a little bit to improve sustainability


27 Oct

…mental acuity was never born from comfortable circumstances.

– From 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


7 Sep

This is what the things can teach us: to fall, patiently to trust our heaviness. Even a bird has to do that before he can fly.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

don’t be afraid

17 Aug

Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Don’t be afraid. 

~Frederick Buechner

The relationship I was in for over a year ended on Sunday. I can say that right now I’m feeling way more emotions than I really want to be.  But, I haven’t lost my grip on reality, which is saying something.

I won’t go into details as they aren’t really important and are not things I wish to air in public. I’m not going to place blame, or think about what I should have done differently, or wonder if I’m going to find love again. Suffice it to say that it was a mutual decision and the breakup wasn’t due to lack of love. Right now I’m surprised that I’m not worse off than I am. In the past I would have been incapacitated by sorrow. Right now it hurts but I also have the sense that life goes on. I’m just hoping this isn’t the calm before the storm.

In any case, I’m going to try to get back into meditation and blogging to help me work out whatever I need to. It’s my time now. I’m the most important person in my life. And right now, that’s the way it should be.


13 May

I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that

Martin Luther King, Jr.


2 Nov

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

e e cummings


23 Oct

Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.

Eric A. Burns


3 Jun

By definition you can’t get what you want.  You can sometimes get what you thought you wanted, but that’s not the same thing.

~Ethan Nichtern


28 Mar

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Anais Nin


21 Mar

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself into one.

Henry David Thoreau


14 Mar

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

The Buddha

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