Tag Archives: Reflection

Happiness and love

“If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them … they could perceive what they have made of us. When love ceases to be tragic it is something else and the individual again … Continue reading

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A small thing

“When this twentieth century of ours became obsessed with a passion for mere size, what was lost sight of was the ancient wisdom that the emotions have their own standards of judgment and their own sense of scale. In the … Continue reading

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Thorough inquiry

“To be genuinely thoughtful, we must be willing to sustain and protract that state of doubt which is the stimulus to thorough inquiry, so as not to accept an idea or make a positive assertion of a belief, until justifying … Continue reading

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Live your questions . . .

“…I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in … Continue reading

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All the true vows

“All the true vows are secret vows the ones we speak out loud are the ones we break. There is only one life you can call your own and a thousand others you can call by any name you want. … Continue reading

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Transformation

“What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. … Continue reading

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The power of responsibility

“It’s been said that the line between childhood and adulthood is crossed when we move from saying ‘It got lost’ to ‘I lost it.’ Indeed, being accountable – and understanding and accepting the role our choices play in the things … Continue reading

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Sunday morning music

May we never forget September 11th

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Books . . .

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot … Continue reading

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The difficult art of self-compassion

“We need to re-learn the value of calculated moments of self-compassion; we need to appreciate the role of self-care in a good, ambitious and fruitful life.” ~Maria Popova

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