Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


"What we call the beginning is often the end.  And to make an end is to make a beginning.  The end is
 where we start from." - T.S. Eliot



Monday, December 30, 2013


"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."  - Robert Louis Stevenson

Sunday, December 29, 2013


"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."  
-Leo Aikman

Saturday, December 28, 2013


"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Isaac Newton


Friday, December 27, 2013


"The more you dance, the more you become aware that you are the dance.  To touch this presence that you are, is the priority in your life. Nothing is more important, nothing easier, nothing more rewarding, safer or comforting."  - Michaela

Thursday, December 26, 2013

“In chaos, there is fertility.” -Anais Nin




Monday, December 23, 2013

What is Love?

Love is the forgetfulness of self.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." 
- Hamilton Wright Mabie




Thursday, December 19, 2013


"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year 
for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." - Laura Ingalls Wilder


Tuesday, December 17, 2013


These 2 dogs were playing in the mud; they had slightly different experiences : ) 


Monday, December 16, 2013


“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” 
- Socrates

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Home Is Where The Heart Is...

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Saturday, December 14, 2013


"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."  
-Helen Keller

Friday, December 13, 2013


Humans are like snowflakes, no two are alike…

"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." - Theodore Roosevelt


Thursday, December 12, 2013

'Tis The Season

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
-- Harlan Miller

Photo by Heather Clawson

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


"The course of true love never did run smooth." - William Shakespeare

Tuesday, December 10, 2013




"If the only prayer you say in your entire life is 'Thank you," that would suffice."

-Meister Eckhart (1260-c.1320)

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Space and light and order. Those are the things that people need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
— Le Corbusier

Friday, December 6, 2013


"Life is a ride of happy trails and bucking horses. All of us have a singularly exclusive, unique trip. Like snowflakes, no two are alike."

Thursday, December 5, 2013


"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." 
- Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Have Less, Do More

 "...Possessions are nice, but they rust, rot, get stolen and burn in fires.  Experiences can’t be taken from us.  
They have eternal value."
- Excerpts from Becoming Minimalist

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” - Picasso

Tuesday, December 3, 2013



Everything important in life is like this—here one moment and gone the next. All we have are these moments, and what we choose to do with them is what we choose to do with our lives. We can miss or relish every one.
-Jeff Goins, The In Between



Monday, December 2, 2013


"Suffering raises up those souls that are truly great; it is only small souls that are made mean-spirited by it."  - Alexandra David-Neel


Sunday, December 1, 2013

What, you ask, is the beginning of it all?

And it is this 
Existence that multiplied itself for sheer delight of being and plunged into 
numberless trillions of forms so that it might find itself innumerably. - sri aurobindo

Saturday, November 30, 2013



Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.  - Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Different Perspectives On The Holidays

"The holidays have become all about excess, rather than gratitude, simplicity, and love."

"I try to stay far removed from the commercial aspects of the holiday, and focus on the real meaning."


"It isn't about the little details...it's always about love."


"Consider the fact that you don't even have to do the holidays.  Who says they are right for you and your family?  
There is no law dictating this!  Do what works for you."


Monday, November 25, 2013

"You, your work, your home, your kids – these things will never be perfect"...

By letting go – just a little – you will gain: 
  1. TIME
  2. CONTENTMENT
  3. SPACE FOR OTHER THINGS
  4. PRODUCTIVITY
  5. ENERGY

Saturday, November 23, 2013


“‎Just for a moment, let yourself be here. Let yourself STOP becoming more, better, or different. You are not a walking mistake. You are not a problem to be solved.”  -Adyashanti

Friday, November 22, 2013


To heal yourself, is to heal your family.
To heal your family, is to heal your village.
To heal your village, is to heal your land.
If you heal your land, you heal the Earth.



Thursday, November 21, 2013


"To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal." - William James

Wednesday, November 20, 2013



“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” -M. Scott Peck

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Meditation is a universal 'Yes' to everything - Frances Lucille

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013


When you set peace of mind as your goal and plan everything you do in terms of whether it helps or hinders your attainment of that goal, you'll probably never make another mistake. -Brain Tracy

Saturday, November 16, 2013



"In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude.  One must overcome the fear of being alone." - Rollo May

Friday, November 15, 2013


"… pure intelligence of consciousness -- the stillness that lies beneath the masks and identities we wear." - Michael Damian


Thursday, November 14, 2013


"Silence in this world brings us to a profound inner world where things are understood without words, where there is knowing beyond our intellectual ability. The outer silence touches a place inside of us of endless space, an emptiness that is vastly full, a presence of great heart essence." -
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” - Ambrose Redmoon

Monday, November 11, 2013


You are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the mightly ocean in the drop. - Rumi


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sleeping Stranger On Q SubwayTrain Defines Empathy And Is A Lesson In Being Good



“Maybe the photo wouldn’t have become so popular if people weren’t seeing a Jewish man with a yarmulke and a black man in a hood, and because they might not necessarily correlate the two. But there is only one reason that I didn’t move, and let him continue sleeping, and that has nothing to do with race. He was simply a human being who was exhausted, and I knew it and happened to be there and have a big shoulder to offer him.”
Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield, was moved by Theil's recollection of his own fatigue as an explanation for his kindness, and said it was a perfect demonstration of human empathy…."To be able to draw on past hardship to soften our hearts towards others…" 


Saturday, November 9, 2013

AWESOME

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performing David Bowie's SPACE ODDITY, in Space! 

"I think what everyone would find if they could be [up in space] -- if they could see the whole world every 90 minutes and look down on the places where we do things right, and look down where we're doing stupid, brutal things to each other and the inevitable patience of the world that houses us -- I think everybody would be reinforced in their faith, and maybe readdress the real true tenets of what's good and what gives them strength." -  Canadian Astronaut, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield




Thursday, November 7, 2013



The Intuitive Mind Is a Sacred Gift and the Rational Mind Is a Faithful Servant - Einstein


Wednesday, November 6, 2013


There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. - Alan Watts

Monday, November 4, 2013



“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” -Alan Watts

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The power of music...


"The first Velvet Underground record may have only sold 1,000 copies, but every person who bought it started a band." 
- Brian Eno

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013


"The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all previous centuries of its existence."  ---Nikola Tesla

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The JOURNEY is what matters...

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. "
 - Gilda Radner

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


"Both my happiness and my unhappiness I owe to the love of pleasure." -Cyril Connolly

Monday, October 28, 2013


"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality." - Martin Luther King

Sunday, October 27, 2013

An error in perception...

"Hating those who are different is like hating your pinky finger because it is short."  James Fadiman, Ph.D. 

Friday, October 25, 2013



Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. - Tagore

Thursday, October 24, 2013



The man who needs to be accepted by others still lives under several wrong impressions.  He thinks he can escape the agony of his own emptiness by filling it with the neurotic noise of society.  The awakened man has no attachment to the opposite terms of acceptance and rejection.  Living above mere words, he comes and goes among people in a quiet contentment which is unknown by those who still seek acceptance.  - Vernon Howard

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


“The lives of most human beings are worthless except in so far as they contribute to the enrichment and emancipation of the human spirit.” ~ Cyril Connolly

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


The overall number of minds is just one....[I]n truth there is only one mind. 
Erwin Schrodinger, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1933

Monday, October 21, 2013



People say I have created things.  I have never created anything.  I get impressions from the Universe at large and work them out, but I am only a plate on a record or a receiving apparatus -- what you will.  Thoughts are really impressions that we get from outside. - Thomas Alva Edison

Saturday, October 19, 2013


"If you have positive thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

Friday, October 18, 2013



“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill


Thursday, October 17, 2013



“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E.E. Cummings


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013


"When we are open and giving of our light, we create an endless reflection that outlives our human existence."  - Gary Friedman


Saturday, October 12, 2013


"As a physicist, I have spent fifty years -- my entire life as a researcher -- to ask, what it is that hides behind the material.  And the result is simple:  there is no matter!  Basically, there is only spirit!" - Hans-Peter Durr


Friday, October 11, 2013


The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.  - Martha Washington

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. 
- Voltaire

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free." - Michelangelo

Tuesday, October 8, 2013



“A happy life must be to a great extent the quiet silent life, for it is only in a silent atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.”  -Bertrand Russell 

Monday, October 7, 2013

What is Your Favorite Accessory?

"A smile, the best accessory for any girl" - Whitney Wolfe



Sunday, October 6, 2013


The obstacle is the path. - Zen saying





Saturday, October 5, 2013


"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." - William Cullen Bryant


Friday, October 4, 2013


  • To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. - LAO-TZU






Thursday, October 3, 2013


"Anger is a very stupid way to use your energy." - Dr. Francoise Tibika, research chemist, author of Molecular Consciousness, Why The Universe Is Aware Of Our Presence

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Take A Step Backward

"You need to take the backward step, not the forward step. The forward step is always moving ahead, always trying to attain what you want, whether it’s a material possession or inner peace. The forward step is very familiar:  seeking and more seeking, striving and more striving, always looking for peace, always looking for happiness, looking for love. To take the backward step means to just turn around, reverse the whole process of looking for satisfaction on the outside, and look at precisely the place where you are standing. See if what you are looking for isn’t already present in your experience ..notice that the peace, this end of struggling, is actually already present." - Adyashanti




Monday, September 30, 2013


As long as the ego runs your life, most of your thoughts, emotions, and actions arise from desire and fear. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stop trying to have someone else’s experience.


"... compare is despair, 100%. Don’t get all psycho about what other people are doing." - Alice Lane


Saturday, September 28, 2013


Our real home is within each of us and follows us wherever we go.
 Anita Moorjani

Thursday, September 26, 2013



  • Truth is what remains when falseness falls away
  • Reality is what remains when imagination falls away
  • Love is what remains when fear falls away
  • Peace is what remains when struggle falls away
- James Waite


Wednesday, September 25, 2013


But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love:  let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. - Khalil Gibran



Tuesday, September 24, 2013


“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin


Sunday, September 22, 2013



"The enlightened is one whose nervous system can no longer be swept away by the chemical storm inside." - Igor Kufayev


Saturday, September 21, 2013


Before you speak, think:  Is it necessary?  Is it true?  Is it kind?  Will it hurt anyone?  Will it improve on the silence?   - Sai Baba

Friday, September 20, 2013

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

What will you miss when you move?

"Our neighbors. We have the world’s slowest elevator, so we chat a lot with them!  There’s a woman on the third floor who pinches Alex's cheek, and the woman who lives above us teaches voice lessons, so we can always hear people singing."   

Abbey Nova, NYC apartment dweller



Thursday, September 19, 2013



Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.  - Dalai Lama


Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. - Mahatma Gandhi


Opinions



We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. - Zhuangzi


Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Gandhi

Monday, September 16, 2013

Organized Religion

I think organized religion is obsolete; they are divisive, quarrelsome, idiotic. - Deepak Chopra


Sunday, September 15, 2013


The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.  The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. ~ Pierre de Coubertin

Saturday, September 14, 2013



If a man doesn’t know what it means to be under psychic hypnosis it is because he is under it.
When told that man lives in delusion everyone thinks of himself as the exception, hence his delusion. - Vernon Howard

Friday, September 13, 2013


As incredible as it sounds, an unhappy man does not realize that happiness is better than unhappiness. Knowing only his own concealed anguish, he worships it, which is the same as self-worship. - Vernon Howard

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


 “Life is not meant to be a series of to-do lists punctuated by eating and sleeping.” 
Anne Sermons Gillis

Just Happy To Be Here!


Monday, September 9, 2013


"It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more." ~Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Five causes of suffering:

- not knowing true identity
- attachment to that which is impermanent
- being afraid of that which is impermanent
- identifying with ego
- fear of death

Saturday, September 7, 2013



Something unknown is doing we don't know what. - Sir Arthur Eddington, comment on the Uncertainty Principle in quantum physics, 1927


Friday, September 6, 2013

“The main thing is just to try to be nice...



... 'Nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown—you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit.' "  — British writer Caitlin Moran in her hilarious, wonderful letter to her daughter

Thursday, September 5, 2013


You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Einstein's Wisdom on the end of life...


"I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."   

- Albert Einstein, at age of 76, his words to his physician the night before he died.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Power of One

"The sea is but many drops of water coming together .. everyone has the power of one ... just do something."

-
Tom Shadyac

Monday, September 2, 2013


“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.” 

― Howard Zinn

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nothing in nature takes more than it needs ...

"Indigenous humans knew that the accumulation of property beyond one's needs was a mental illness." 

-  Man's Rise to Civilization, Peter Farb

Friday, August 30, 2013


"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance ... that principle is contempt prior to investigation." - Herbert Spencer

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