Touching the earth

“Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.”
~ Chogyam Trungpa

Looking

“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.”
~ Pema Chodron

Seekers & Finders

“When someone is seeking,” said Siddhartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”

~ Hermann Hesse

Don’t Know

“I’m always doing that which I don’t know how to do in order that I may learn how to do it.”

~ Pablo Picasso

Poets & Bones

“Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.”
~ Hannah Arendt

Thanks to Claire Johnston for remembering Hannah