Is there any such thing?
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"Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity."
Simone Weil, from Gravity and Grace (via beingblog)
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"In one way or another, every wisdom tradition I know says that what we need is here. It’s just a matter of opening our eyes and appreciating what I call ‘secrets hidden in plain sight.’ But we can’t do that when we’re obsessing about the past or the future, or about what we don’t have, or allowing a thousand distractions to prevent us from noticing the gift of ‘here and now.’"
Parker Palmer, from "What We Need Is Here" (via beingblog)
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"In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves."

Rumi

(via thecalminside)

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"Being a full human being has a lot to do with suffering."

BJ Miller, executive director of the Zen Hospice Project at the UCSF Medical Center

A triple amputee, this doctor’s story is one to be read and admired as he brings new approaches to the palliative care field.

(via beingblog)
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"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

~Eden Phillpotts, “A Shadow Passes.”

A listener shared this quote (commonly misattributed to W. B. Yeats) inspired by our show with social psychologist Ellen Langer.

(via beingblog)

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beingblog:

An absolutely stunning visualization from The Guardian:

In flight: see the planes in the sky right now – interactive
To mark 100 years of passenger air travel, our stunning interactive uses live data to show every one of the thousands of commercial planes currently in the air. Prepare for take off

I don’t know whether we should be overwhelmed or dismayed.
~Trent Gilliss, head of content