Shards, Sweepings, Stealings, Sayings, Secrets

Month: March, 2010

Psychological Stress

“Are you stressed? Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there’, or being in the present but wanting to be in the future. It’s a split that tears you apart inside. To create and live with such an inner split is insane. The fact that everybody else is doing it doesn’t make it any less insane.” Ekhard Tolle The Power Of Now


Before One’s Eyes

“Those aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something because it is always before one’s eyes.)” Ludwig Wittgenstein


“Be a lamp unto yourselves.” (Reputedly the last words of the Buddha)

Sweet Darkness

“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet

confinement of your aloneness

to learn;

anything or anyone

that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.” David Whyte Sweet Darkness


“We cannot be touched without touching.” From Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn

On And Through

” I can’t go on, I’ll go on.” Samuel Beckett

“The only way out is through.” Helen Keller

A New Way Of Thinking

“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of

 thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein (Quoted by Jon Kabat-Zinn in

 his book Coming To Our Senses)


Our Real Work, Our Real Journey

“It may be when we no longer know what to do,

we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go,

we have begun our real journey.” Wendell Berry

The Moon At My Window

“The thief left it behind:

the moon

at my window.” Ryokan

The Moon’s My Lamplight

“Lost in the darkness:


the moon’s my lamplight.” The Solitary Walker