“How does one become a butterfly?”
she asked pensively.
“You must want to fly so much that you
are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
Trina Paulus

Eyes Can Seal

“There is nothing we like to communicate
to others as much as the seal of secrecy
together with what lies under it.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

A Soft Embrace

“But friendship is the breathing rose,
with sweets in every fold.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes

False Consumption

“In our appetite for gossip,
we tend to gobble down everything before us,
only to find, too late,
that it is our ideals we have consumed,
and we have not been enlarged by the feasts
but only diminished.”

Pico Iyer

Bright Side

“Inside you are sweet beyond telling!
There is a sun in everyone.
I become a mirror that cannot close
its eyes to your longing.
My eyes wet with yours in the early light.
My mind every moment giving birth,
always conceiving,
always in the 9th month.
And then, an empty sky,
and everything is soul and flowering.
Everything is soul and flowering!”

Sphere Upon Sphere

“Nature is an infinite sphere of which
the center is everywhere and
the circumference nowhere.”
Blaise Pascal

Drippin Beauty

“Everywhere water is a thing of beauty
gleaming in the dewdrop,
singing in the summer rain.”
John Ballantine Gough

Travelin Lite

“Travel light on your journey in life.
Your desires and expectations are heavy baggage
which slow you down and thwart your progress.
Let them go.”
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji

Mountain of Depth

“The description is not the described;
I can describe the mountain,
but the description is not the mountain,
and if you are caught up in the description,
as most people are,
then you will never see the mountain.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Bumps of Life

“Were all born with the same size soul,
everyone is born good.
It’s choices along the bumpy road of life
that changes us.”