“We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are
when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved
and beneath every anger is a wound to be healed
and beneath every sadness is the fear that there will not be enough time.
Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world
but to unglove ourselves so that the door knob feels cold
and the car handle feels wet
and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being
soft and unrepeatable.”
-Mark Nepo, Book of Awakening
“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in the disappointment.”
–Henry David Thoreau
“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.”
Or what we refer to here at Minimalista as ‘reverse engineering’ or ‘working backwards’…
Glad to be doing this in the first half of life.
Courtesy of the NYPost.com
“Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends…Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
A beautiful fall weekend–replete with full moon–offers the perfect opportunity to bask in gratitude…
The list is long but at the heart of it, just a humbling and modest wonder at being a part of it all.
Thank you, Universe. Thank you.