by maru



at your small part

No matter how much one may love the world as a whole, one can live fully only by living responsibly in some small part of it.

― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays


walking shadow

Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

― William Shakespeare, Macbeth Act V, Scene V

every day

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

~Matsuo Bashō, Oku no Hosomichi, 1689

L.P. Hartley

…grief, like love…

“And grief, like love, is resistant to reason.”

―Mark Slouka in ‘Nobody’s son‘ at The New Yorker

to find the truth

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

~Zen Proverb


remember the wonders

For the new year, for all life long… do not forget how wonderful it is.

shared also at aminobuana

illusion of separateness

We suffer from an illness of the illusion of separateness. We believe that the world is full of discrete things, when in fact it is all one interconnected whole. We experience ourselves as conscious skin-bags living a transitory moral life, when in fact we are the eternal mind of the universe. Separateness is the sickness and Zen is the cure.
―Timothy Freke

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photo: Nelson Mandela Foundation / Matthew Willman
photo: Nelson Mandela Foundation / Matthew Willman


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