Thursday, May 25, 2006

hold on n let go

The challenge is simultaneously to
hold on and to let go; it is to see clearly what we are doing and at
the same time see through it.

Ajahn Amaro

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

My life has been the poem

"My life has been the poem I would have writ,
But I could not both live and utter it."

Henry David Thoreau

Monday, May 22, 2006

song unsung

I have spent my days stringing
and unstringing my instrument
while the song I came to sing
remains unsung.

R. Tagore

time enough

I touch God in my song
as the hill touches the faraway sea
with its waterfall.
The butterfly counts not months but moments
and has time enough.

R. Tagore

Saturday, May 20, 2006

all things pass

All things pass and nothing abides;
you cannot step twice
into the same stream.


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Knowing the Other

Intimacy is tuning into someone else's reality,
and risking being changed by that experience.

Stephanie Dowrick

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

freely n fully

When a man and a woman love each other but do not avow their love, they are not yet in love. Their very silence meeans that their love has not reached the point of self-surrender. It is the love that each freely and fully reveals to the other that brings about the radically new situation of being in love and that begins the unfolding of its life-long implications.


Saturday, May 13, 2006

Nature n Art

Nature, it seems, must always clash with Art,
And yet, before we know it, both are one;
I too have learned: Their enmity is none,
Since each compels me, and in equal part.

Hard, honest work counts most! And once we start
To measure out the hours and never shun
Art's daily labour till our task is one,
Freely again may Nature move the heart.

So too all growth and ripening of the mind:
To the pure heights of ultimate consummation
In vain the unbound spirit seeks to flee.

Who seeks great gain leaves easy gain behind.
None proves a master but by limitation
And only law can give us liberty.


Thursday, May 11, 2006

unlived lives

"The horror of death
is the horror of dying
with unlived lives
in our bodies."

Norman Brown