Tag Archives: Life

“Whatever period of life we are in is only good to the extent we make use of it, that we live it to the hilt, that we continue to develop and understand what it has to offer us and what we have to offer it. The rewards for each age are different in kind, but they are not necessarily different in value or in satisfaction.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

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“What is this thing called ‘culture?’ – Does it mean you’d like to do something because you were conditioned to do it? That you’d like to feel something because you were conditioned to feel it? Isn’t that being mechanical? – Now, if you want to wear your culture the way you wear your clothes, that’s fine.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“When you cling, life is destroyed; when you hold on to anything, you cease to live.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have not yet grown, where you need to grow and be transformed by change.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“The selfish thing is to demand that someone else live their life as YOU see fit. That’s selfish. It is not selfish to live your life as you see fit. The selfishness lies in demanding that someone else live their life to suit your tastes, or your pride, or your profit, or your pleasure.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”

“Life is a mystery, which means your thinking mind cannot make sense out of it. For that you’ve got to wake up and then you’ll suddenly realize that reality is not problematic, you are the problem.”

16 Nov

Anthony de Mello in “Awareness”