Soft yet strong

A slight antidote to some of the overly sentimental messages popular on this day:

In Irish, when you talk about trust, there’s a beautiful phrase from West Kerry where you say, “mo sheasamh ort lá na choise tinne” — “You are the place where I stand on the day when my feet are sore.” That is soft and kind language, but it is so robust. That is what we can have with each other.

Padraig O’Tuama, On Being Blog

Sunday Quote: Self

The mind creates many senses of self as it pursues what it desires or responds to lacks in our environment. We often identify with these adaptations, even if they are not worth calling our self

On the journey to myself I’ve been so many people

Indigo Williams, English Poet

Embrace destiny

The wise person leans on a pillar that is never shaken,

Travels a road that is never blocked,

is endowed from a resource that is never exhausted,

and learns from a teacher that never dies.

They are successful In whatever they undertake, and arrive wherever they go.

Whatever they do, they embrace destiny and go along without confusion.

Wen-tzu, Taoist, disciple of Lao Tzu