a few end-of-year thoughts from those who’ve said it better than I

surya namaskar in a circle

It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it.  ~Aristotle

 

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~John Milton

Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that – but you are the only you. ~Neil Gaiman

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do. ~Henry Moore to poet Donald Hall

Why are you stingy with yourselves?  Why are you holding back?  What are you saving for – for another time?  There are no other times.  There is only now.  Right now. ~George Balanchine

‎You do not need to leave your room. remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. ~Franz Kafka

and my current favorite

If you are depressed, you are living in the past.  If you are anxious, you are living in the future.  If you are at peace, you are living in the present. ~Lao Tzu

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