All posts tagged wisdom

“I’d like for us to learn to have a more generous and kind understanding of what it means to have a…”

“I’d like for us to learn to have a more generous and kind understanding of what it means to have a successful life, one that is not about individual accumulation of goodies, but actually about the transformation of communities. It’s bathed in humility. And it’s practical.”

Omid Safi, via swissmiss | A Successful Life

"You can­not fight dark­ness by resolv­ing to erad­i­cate dark­ness. Instead you must com­mit to…"

“You can­not fight dark­ness by resolv­ing to erad­i­cate dark­ness. Instead you must com­mit to gen­er­at­ing light. You can­not fight the cold by resolv­ing to erad­i­cate the cold. Instead you must com­mit to gen­er­at­ing heat. …

"Things to think about: What am I really aiming at? How good am I really in comparison to my…"

“Things to think about: What am I really aiming at? How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body …

"I try to live by L.P. Jack’s notion: “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction…"

“I try to live by L.P. Jack’s notion: “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He …

"1. You must not dilly-dally. 2. You must be your word. 3. You must have good intentions. 4. You must…"

“1. You must not dilly-dally. 2. You must be your word. 3. You must have good intentions. 4. You must admit to being the maker of meaning. 5. You must not feel sorry for yourself. 6. You must have a vision that you are striving for. 7. You must tie c…

"1. You must not dilly-dally. 2. You must be your word. 3. You must have good intentions. 4. You must…"

“1. You must not dilly-dally. 2. You must be your word. 3. You must have good intentions. 4. You must admit to being the maker of meaning. 5. You must not feel sorry for yourself. 6. You must have a vision that you are striving for. 7. You must tie c…

"I tell my students not to wait for the right time or surroundings or materials to make work, but to…"

“I tell my students not to wait for the right time or surroundings or materials to make work, but to make whatever they make now and to call that the work (and I try to practice this myself). I had just forgotten, in the depths of other people’s in…

"Try stuff. Make your best stab and keep stabbing. If it’s there in your heart, it will…"

“Try stuff. Make your best stab and keep stabbing. If it’s there in your heart, it will eventually find its way out. Or you will give up and have a prudent, contented life doing something else.” – Brian Brushwood – Bizarre Magic: America’s #1 C…

"COMMANDMENTS – Work on one thing at a time until finished. – Start no more new books, add no more…"

“COMMANDMENTS
– Work on one thing at a time until finished.
– Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring.”
– Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
– Work according to Program and not…

"Exercise tenacity. It’s not what you take from something, it’s what you bring to it."

“Exercise tenacity. It’s not what you take from something, it’s what you bring to it.” – —Franklyn Rodgers.

Had the opportunity to work with Frank on a PAL project: If Not You Who Else. It was a blessing, really, to share the space with so m…

"You are underestimating the future. You are fretting about the now; worrying about little things…"

“You are underestimating the future. You are fretting about the now; worrying about little things that don’t matter. You are wasting precious energy obsessing over irrelevant details. You don’t believe that a better future is out there and can be…

‘It might have been.’ (by Cameron Moll)

‘It might have been.’ (by Cameron Moll)