Month: September 2017

Thought for the week…Just be zen!

    Rather than wandering around in problem-solving mode all day, thinking mainly of what you want to fix about yourself or your life, you can pause for a few moments throughout the day to marvel at what’s not broken. -Kristin Neff   I don’t usually put drawings with my blog posts, but as I sat writing this week’s entry, my daughter texted me … Read More Thought for the week…Just be zen!

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. -Gabriel Garcia Marquez   This week Jews all over the world will celebrate Rosh Hoshanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins a period of penitence and introspection, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Reflecting upon one’s life over the previous year can be … Read More

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. -Heraclitus Following on from last week’s post about change, I thought this well-known quote by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus would be an interesting addition to the discussion of impermanence. Whether he’s expounding his cosmology or engaging in the art of dialectics, Heraclitus is … Read More

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, an unexpected wind will blow down our house of cards and will release us from the falsely secure enclosures into which we’ve put ourselves. -Ali Schultz I don’t think we realize how much time, effort, and even anxiety, we put into into creating and protecting these “falsely secure” structures—which we call our lives. This is precisely why we so terribly … Read More