“Originality consists of returning to the origin. Thus, originality means returning, through one’s resources, to the simplicity of the early solutions.” (Antoni Gaudi)
… of travels past …
“All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist.” (Kurt Vonnegut)
“Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
“If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
“Life is a struggle between good, evil, and chocolate.”
“Time has its own dimensions, and neither the sun nor the clock can encompass them all.” (Hal Borland)
We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. (Joseph Campbell)
A single sunbeam is enough
to drive away many shadows.
The men of experiment are like the ant;
they only collect and use.
But the bee…gathers its materials
from the flowers of the garden and of the field,
but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.
– Leonardo da Vinci
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. (Nhat Hanh)