Today’s simple pleasure ~ the ever present blues, whites, and browns of a February wintry day. I took a winter walk with my camera today. It was bitter cold but sunny. The air was still and silent, “crisp” as they say, and its freshness made me feel bold and alive. Leafless brown trees stuck up out of the ice and snow [...]
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point [...]
Let the love in. Be open to receiving. It is there for you. You’ve got to trust that. Let it in.
“It is not thoughts that matter, but hours of silence and the precious dimension of existence which is otherwise completely unknown, certainly unknown when one thinks, or mentally speaks…or even writes. It must simply be seen, and is not seen until one has been sitting still, alone, in its own utter obviousness.” ~~ Thomas Merton, [...]
Be brave everyday: “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we can fear less.” ~ Marie Curie Cultivate your courage.
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” [...]