To be healthy, eat right, walk right, and talk to yourself right.– Seen on a blog referring to a Yogi tea quote. I love the last bit.
“Given the situation in Haiti,” someone wrote me yesterday,...– Ruth Reichl
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes...– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Use it or Lose it
Hippocrates, circa 400 B.C. “All parts of the body which have a function if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly; but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.” Or, more simply put in the words of my mother, “Use it or lose it!”
Gandhi's Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the...
marleighsea: likebricks: tsupii: areyousoma: 1. Change yourself. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.” 2. You are in control. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” 3. Forgive and let it go. “The weak can...
I’ve given a lot of thought about whether I want to make a resolution this year. I want to continually strive to be a better person, and that often includes setting goals for oneself, but I do want to put specifications on such a task that might only make me feel guilty if I don’t live up to the impossibly high standards I can set for myself. I love Gandhi’s quote, “be...
mixoparthenos: Things like washing the dishes and deseeding pomegranates calm me down and quiet my mind. I was just deseeding a pomegranate the other day and thinking about how nice it was.
If I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that are people starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they are upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t change the fact that you have what you have. -Stephen Chobsky
The Tea Ritual
The tea ritual: such a precise repetition of the same gestures and the same tastes; accession to simple, authentic and refined sensations, a license given to all, at little cost, to become aristocrats of taste, because tea is the beverage of the wealthy and the poor; the tea ritual, therefore, has the extraordinary virtue of introducing into the absurdity of our lives an aperture of serene...
The True Aristocrat
Just as I am a permanent traitor to my archetype, so is Manuela: to the Portugese cleaning woman she is a felon oblivious of her condition. This girl from Faro, born under a fig tree after seven siblings and before six more, forced in childhood to work the fields and scarcely out of it to marry a mason and take the road of exile, mother of four children who are French by birthright but whom...
Darling, I don’t know how to tell you this but, there’s a Chinese family in our...– 500 Days of Summer (via sirgagaofficial)