Jun 15 2010

Everything interconnects with everything

Everything interconnects with everything. Every particle in the universe affects every other particle, however faintly or obliquely. The beating of a butterfly’s wings in China can affect the course of an Atlantic hurricane. If I could interrogate a table in a way that made sense to me, or to the table, then it could provide me with the answer to any question about the universe. I could ask anybody I liked, chosen entirely by chance, any random question I cared to think of, and their answer, or lack of it, would in some way bear upon the problem to which I am seeking a solution. It is only a question of knowing how to interpret it.

Apr 16 2010

Do easy

DE – Do Easy:

Everyday tasks become painful and boring because you think of them as work, something to be tumbled and stumbled over. Overcome this block and you will find that DE can be applied to everything you do. Even to the final discipline of doing nothing. The easier you do it, the less you have to do. He, who has learned to do nothing with his whole mind and body, will have everything done for him.
DE is a way of doing. It is a way of doing everything you do. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE.

Do easy.

Jan 30 2010

Oh, how I wish

to climb these stairs.  Alas, I cannot…

How I wish

Nov 6 2009

a single step

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
- Confucius

Sep 26 2009

A Japanese wedding

Today I met a Spanish girl who won a pillow during a Japanese wedding.

Aug 16 2009


In the manner of something which is floopy.

Jul 5 2009


There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.

-Milan Kundera-

Jul 4 2009

The theory of socio-economic unfairness

The reason that the rich are so rich is because they manage to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. Say you earn thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which are sort of OK for a season or two and then leak like hell when the carboard gives out, cost about ten dollars.
The really good boots last for years and years. A man who can afford fifty dollars has a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

Sgt. Vimes, City Watch.

Jul 1 2009

The world belongs to

There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don’t think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!

– (Terry Pratchett, The Truth)