Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnett – The Secret Garden
Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.