Thursday, June 25, 2015

The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. 
This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. 
The confidence to prevail over any problem, 
the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope — all reside within you.

Daisaku Ikeda


Monday, June 22, 2015


It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” 
and “know what it is you want to do”. 
It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. 
For many people there is no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. 
This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. 
Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.


Sally Coulter



being grateful

'You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up 
and brought you somewhere wonderful - or where you always wanted to be. 
You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to.'

Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

permission

In case you’re waiting for permission. You’re invited.
The trouble with harbouring or hiding your own genius is that no one else will beg you for it.
Very few are hunting down the gifts of others. 
We’re too preoccupied with our own struggles and dramas, 
our own seeking of victory or virtue.
Who among us is slowing down and peering into our neighbour’s window, noticing her wringing her hands anxiously and calling out to her, “I see you there, withholding something. I see you pressing your opinion into a ball in your gut. 
I see you choking back what’s true in you.”?
No one. 
At least not in any way you can count on to lure you out. 
Maybe it’s because we’re self-focused, twiddling on our own unmade art, 
swelling with our own unsung songs. 
Maybe it’s because we don’t want to be invasive. 
Maybe we don’t see how much we need each other to be brave, to be true. 
Maybe it’s just weird to call each other out, 
frightening to tell one another “you have more to give. 
I see it rotting in you. Bring it. Hand it over to us.”
You must choose to show us who you are.
You’ve got to muster the courage to tell us what you have to say. 
No one will give you permission. 
Please assume you’re invited. 
What’s grating at you, eating you, feeding your self-doubt with every moment it’s unspoken, dragging you toward darkness every time you look away, turning from its shimmer? 
Our dumbed down expression, homogenized voices, laying down and being rolled over by
the status quo is killing us.
If you’ve been waiting for permission, here’s your permission.
If you’ve been waiting for an invitation, you’re invited. 
Maybe not by some high authority picking you, 
maybe not with the blessing of your mother or approval of your father. 
Perhaps not by the prof that tore apart the paper you poured your heart into 
or the lover who tore your heart out.
No, this permission comes from someone like you. 
Someone who knows the agony of the rocks in the belly left unturned in the search for the Self. This permission comes from the tiny hopes for a better world that may have already slipped through our greedy fingers, 
the Earth herself tumbling away and ready to barf us off.
This is permission from your neighbour, wringing her hands, desperate for your fullest, 
truest self to come out, stir something, make something, say something and by your sheer audacious bravery, give her permission to do the same.



tres #cool

dust

symmetry vs. asymmetry




Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

When we stop distracting ourselves, and courageously dive into the heart of any feeling, positive or negative, right or wrong, we rediscover the vast ocean of who we are. 
Every feeling is made of unspeakable intelligence.

Jeff Foster 




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