Shiny! Shiny! Squaahk! You can almost hear our little grasping magpie brains being addressed in chapter 12. It isn’t my intention to fully quote Stephen Mitchell’s words (rather to encourage you to buy the book and read along), but this chapter is so elegant in its concise entirety I would do it a disservice by … More ToV 12 – The Magpie and the Sky
There’s something about that hint of fall in the air, that gentle reminder summer is wrapping up, nudging you to quit goofing around and get back on with your life. Had me a wee freak out the other day, tried to take my notebook down to the park to add to the zombie romance, instead … More ToV 10 – Chill Sistah!
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. I was once out for a walk, back from the chiropractor I think, feeling all open and aligned. The sun was shining, a light breeze was blowing; it was, as Winnie the Pooh would have said, a … More ToV 9 – MOAR peace? pfft!
If I was compiling a manual for living, this chapter would be in it. You should read it, ALL of it. The lines I’ll pull from here are more general, but great paradigm shifts of humility, simplicity, allowing everything to just be. …like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with … More ToV 8 – humility and respect
The Master stays behind, that is why she is always ahead. … Because she has let go of herself, she is perfectly fulfilled. It’s a tricky business, selflessness. Because it isn’t being a doormat, there’s a power in it, in it’s own way. Brian Eno once said the one thing sex, drugs, and religion all … More ToV 7 – paradox of selfless fulfilment