Samstag, 23. August 2014


For a long time I thought I was just a survivor, but I'm not. I'm the winner.

Samstag, 7. Juni 2014


At times I almost dream
I too have spent a life the sages’ way,
And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance
I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
Ages ago; and in that act a prayer
For one more chance went up so earnest, so
Instinct with better light let in by death,
That life was blotted out — not so completely
But scattered wrecks enough of it remain,
Dim memories, as now, when once more seems
The goal in sight again.

Robert Browning

Mittwoch, 30. April 2014

Shift your allegiance


At some point, we need to stop identifying with our weaknesses and shift our allegiance to our basic goodness. It’s highly beneficial to understand that our limitations are not absolute and monolithic, but relative and removable. The wisdom of buddha nature is available to us at any time. 
Pema Chödrön

Samstag, 22. März 2014


All this is nothing but space to be danced in. There’s no need to feel harnessed or limited in any way.
 Jeff Bridges, from The Dude and the Zen Master

Samstag, 15. März 2014


Not me

...whatever you exclude and call not me, or whatever you're not willing to deal with, is going to thwart you. Any action you take that does not include all viewpoints is going to fail, and it will fail exactly in the areas you excluded.

Bernie Glassman, The Dude and the Zen Master

Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2014

To love

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.
C.S. Lewis 

Mittwoch, 1. Januar 2014

Happy New Year 1

Happy New Year 2

Dear Future,

Forgive us for the mess we’ve made of things so far. We’ve been unconscious, mindless and high on complacency drugs. But do remember us for the things we’ve done well. Believe in us when we least deserve it but most need it. Above all, dear Future, wait for us. We may be slow but we are on our way...

Happy New Year 3