Archive for May, 2013

May 11, 2013

The things we love we have to learn to leave alone

I wouldn’t coax the plant if I were you.

Such watchful nurturing may do it harm.

Let the soil rest from so much digging

And wait until it’s dry before you water it.

The leaf’s inclined to find its own direction;

Give it a chance to seek the sunlight

for itself.


Much growth is stunted by too careful


Too eager tenderness.

The things we love we have to learn to

leave alone.


Woman with Flower, by Naomi Long Madgett




May 6, 2013

approaching Beauty with a sense of humility


must Beauty really be expressed?

a wonderful talk about True Beauty… 


May 4, 2013




“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”