“To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness

“True love is not a feeling by which we are overwhelmed. It is a committed, thoughtful decision.”

M. Scott Peck, The Road Less traveled

“My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery–always buzzing, humming, soaring, roaring, diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for?”

Virginia woolf, from a letter written on december 28, 1932

“Technologies themselves… are amoral. They aren’t good or evil, only dangerous and beloved. They are a danger we’ve been in love with for millennia, and rarely do we remember that, for example, the goal of human relations may extend beyond efficient transmissions.”

Michael Harris, The End of absence

“The utmost gentleness is required to meet the intensity of loneliness in this world”.

Narayan Helen Liebenson, The Magnanimous Heart

“When we become skillful at naming our experience, we discover an amazing truth. We find that no state of mind, no feeling, no emotion actually lasts more than 15 or 30 seconds before it’s replaced by some other one.”

Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart