Friday, February 6, 2009

words words words

"The rest of the time I just sat and watched.  Watched my thoughts, watched my emotions, watched the fishermen.  The Yogic sages say that all the pain of human life is caused by words as is all the joy.  We create words to define our experience and those words bring attendant emotions that jerk us around like dogs on a leash.  We get seduced by our own mantras (I'm a failure.......I'm lonely.........I'm a failure.........I'm lonely.....) and we become monuments to them.  To stop talking for a while then, is to attempt to strip away the power of words, to stop choking ourselves with words, to liberate ourselves from our suffocating mantras."
Eat. Pray. Love.

That said.......I need to find quotes that are inspiring.  I read through some of my old journals today and found one that I may use.

"We make gods out of men and then they leave us."

Any suggestions of inspiring quotes would be much appreciated. 


  1. "To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift". - Pre

    Steve Prefontaine was an American distance runner that died in his prime. He was an inspiration to me. We all have our respective gift, whatever that may be. We must not fail to recognize and use our gift to the fullest.

  2. The best thing about the future is it starts tomorrow.