it is not in your hands to save the world

Jack Kornfield on EQUANIMITY The natural compassion and love of the heart (which cares for ourselves & others in the times of difficulties) has to be balanced with the wisdom of equanimity. If we fall too far into compassion and love without the balance of wisdom and equanimity, we can begin to be attached to…

equanimity

I’m studying mindfulness, that is to say: I’m studying to become more mindful. In theory it’s a piece of cake – – until one suddenly remembers that living is not some kind of theoretical activity, living is praxis; all the time, every day, here & now – –  and then the stupid self-assured piece of…

this is the real secret of life –

– to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. Alan Watts You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency

   some of the quotes in this post are sampled from brain pickings, surf over and have a look! * * * In my opinion every year could & should be a John Cage year, this year actually is. John Cage (1912-1992)  John Cage meets D.T. Suzuki in Japan, 1962 I once asked Aragon, the historian,…