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Posts from the ‘Mind and Soul’ Category

“Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning… look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself.” —Bernie Glassman

As a penman mightier than swordsmen from Aramis to Zorro, I flatter myself to boast of my peerless prowess.

“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.” Henri Bergson

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“Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life.” —Brad Holland

Whether we dream it up on a bed of nails or a bed of roses, what we perceive may be just that, a dream.

“One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.” —Salvador Dalí 

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“I have a secret project which adds four hours every day to the 24 hours we have. There’s a bit of time travel involved.” —Sundar Pichai

 Through a passage in the time barrier, like a wormhole, science journals tell the same tales as storybooks.

“The river of time may fork into rivers, in which case you have a parallel reality and so then you can become a time traveler and not have to worry about causing a time paradox.” Michio Kaku

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“This universe can well be expressed in words and syllables which are not those of one’s mother tongue.” —Tahar Ben Jelloun

If we spoke with one tongue, would civilization be civil?

“If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” −Douglas Adams

 An object in motion tends to stay in motion, unless and until it hits a wall.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” −Sydney J. Harris Read more

“Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.” –Stan Brakhage

    As we eye the stars, we see ourselves. It’s a matter of self-perception.

“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see.” Anais Nin

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“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” –R.D. Laing

      Some participants in the human race are running late, others ahead of schedule.

“There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.” George Carlin

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“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” −Jean-Luc Godard

 How many of us are strangers to ourselves?

“People forget who they are; they always remain with an identity which is not the real self. It is just a projected self which does not exist, but they identify with this projected self appearance.” −Lobsang Tenzin Read more

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” –Susan Orlean

   On top of the world, a snow day is as common as the cold.

“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” Margaret Atwood 

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“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” –Tom Robbins

flashback-a-serues-by-pierre-leducThis is the story of an ageless bundle of joy.

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

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