Friday, January 29, 2016

The Power


“Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.” 

 -RenĂ© Descartes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blake

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.” 

― William Blake

A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow! 
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream; 
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone? 
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream...

-Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lao Tzu

We join spokes together in a wheel, 
but it is the center hole 
that makes the wagon move.

We shape clay into a pot, 
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.

We hammer wood for a house, 
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.

We work with being, 
but non-being is what we use.