Sunday, September 20, 2015

Being and Becoming

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
— Albert Einstein

Annihilation and Indestructibility

Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over again to annihilation, can that which is indestructible arise within us.
— Karlfried Graf Dürckheim


No doubt, no awakening. Little doubt, little awakening. Great doubt, great awakening.
— Zen Koan

The Status Quo

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power.
— Edward Bernays

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Divine Within

In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.
— Aldous Huxley, The Divine Within

Friday, July 10, 2015


It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…
— Aldous Huxley, Island