From 'Three Views of Crystal Water', by Katherine Govier.

'The shining of a fine pearl,' James Lowinger once said, 'is a half uncanny thing.' As lustrous, as eerie, as suffused with moonlight or yellow
flame as a pearl might appear in his palm, he would sigh and say, 'Imagine how it must have shone when it was hidden in the dark cold bottom of the
sea!' 'But why would it shine brighter there, Grandfather?' Vera would ask. It wasn't logical.

'I just fancy they were brighter down there that's all. Where they come from, where they're at home and not afraid. They can be alone and be true
to themselves. There's many an unknown in the study of pearls and in the world in general, and many an answer that isn't logical, my girl,' he would
say. 'They shine best for themselves alone.'


From 'Way of the peaceful warrior' , by Dan Millman

The WARRIOR lives HERE and NOW
Your sorrow, fear and anger, regret and guilt, your envy and plans and cravings live only in the past, or in the future.....

'I remember being angry in the present'...

'What you mean is you acted angry in a present moment.

Action always happens in the present, because it is an expression of the body. But the mind is like a phantom that lives only in the past or future.

Its only power over you is to draw your attention out of the present.' ........
A Warrior's life is not about imagined perfection. It is about love. Love is the warrior's sword. Wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.....


From 'Fear nothing', by Dean Koontz

….is this really a wise strategy for living?

Insisting that most of life isn’t to be taken seriously.

Relentlessly viewing it as a cosmic joke.

Having only four guiding principles:

One, do as little harm to others as possible;

Two, be there always for your friends;

Three, be responsible for yourself and ask nothing of others;

Four, grab all the fun you can.

Put no stock in the opinions of anyone but those closest to you.

Forget about leaving a mark on the world.

Ignore the great issues of your time

And thereby improve your digestion.

Don’t dwell in the past.

Don’t worry about the future.

Live in the moment.

Trust in the purpose of your existence

and let meaning come to you

instead of straining to discover it.

When life throws a hard punch, roll with it –

but roll with laughter.

Catch the wave, dude.




"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us." - Michael Cibenko

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese." - Billie Burke