The author can be found rummaging through life looking for nourishment in the early hours of the morning. He is slowly going sane by using his actual life and relationships to wake up.He lives in Cape Town with his teenaged daughter, two bassett hounds named Thelma and Louise and Digit... the cat. He hugs trees, has experienced numerous dark nights of the soul, collects incorrect Chinese packaging and tracks curious things to their lair.
Tuesday’s thoughts…News, Psychotherapy, Tuesday Thoughts August 28, 2013 - 3:09 am No Comment
In an attempt to cultivate a profound sense of gratitude
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?” ~ William Arthur Ward
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr
“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.” ~ Toni Morrison
“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
“My heartfelt wish for you: as you get older, your self will diminish and you will grow in love.” ~ George Saunders
“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” ~ Pema Chödrön
“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” ~ Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij of the Eagle Clan
A Tuesday Poem
What if you slept?
And what if,
In your sleep
And what if,
In your dream,
You went to heaven
And there plucked
A strange and
And what if,
When you awoke,
You had the flower
In your hand?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“For true love is inexhaustible, the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant its flow”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anaïs Nin
Found written on the wall of a Sri Lankan monastery
Come with empty hands, go with empty mind.
Shrouded by darkness, would you not seek a light?
What you see reflects your thinking.
When attachment arises, contemplate impermanence, not the Self
Wherever you go, there you are.
And my favorite…
No way out but in.