Three FiltersIs it True? Is it Kind? Is it Necessary?
Mark TwainThe two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.
Thich Nhat HanhWhen you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them,they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Abraham MaslowA musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
Lao TzuTo a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.
Monthly Archives: October 2016
It seems odd that today, just before Nano begins, I’m posting thoughts about the limitations of language. And yet here it is. Feels a bit like I’m shooting myself in the foot. But I prefer to think of it as … Continue reading
Two days to Nano and I anticipate . . . I don’t know. I honestly don’t. It’s hard for me to put into words what I anticipate. It involves expectations and when I sit down to write, I never know … Continue reading
Cool but sunny. Time for a walk. The trail is firm, not gushy like you might suspect after the recent rains. Time to clear the head, let the crisp breeze clean out the cobwebs that get woven each day by … Continue reading
When you judge another, you don’t define them, you define yourself. Wayne Dyer It’s such a human thing we do – judgement. I mean, we do it in the grocery when we buy one brand over another. “This is better.” … Continue reading
It’s fascinating to trace the mind webs that our thoughts are constantly weaving. Yesterday my search for the number of words in the English language led me to the Global Language Monitor website. Today that site was still up on … Continue reading
Image curtesy of nanowrimo.org Yep! Doin’ it again this year. Crazy thing, but each year at this time, something comes over me and I push myself to write each and every day – at least 1670 words. Not a bad … Continue reading
“I remember . . .”. Famous first words. How often have we said them without even thinking about what we’re actually saying? What exactly is a “memory” anyway? I remember growing up and hearing the adults in the family – … Continue reading
It seems impossible that I could sit here and stare at a blank page and not know how to begin. It was estimated on January 1, 2014, there were 1,025,109.8 words in the English language. (There really is an organization … Continue reading
Living in Alaska is kind of like living in Christmas. Not that it’s always a party. Not that it’s always happy. Not that it’s always a celebration. No, it’s like Christmas because each morning you get up and when it … Continue reading