Everything has beauty but not everyone can see it.
An intentional attitude really does matter in seeing through a lens of joy and gratitude.
It is a puzzling thing.
The truth knocks on the door
and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away.
These words were written by Robert M. Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. He shared a beautiful mind and soul and I am thankful for that.
To speak of wilderness is to speak of wholeness.
The human matrix of mind, body, heart, soul and spirit can be broken in ways that seem, at times unsurmountable.
Honouring those who have dealt with trauma-recovery, we are encouraged to accept what is, be with it and embrace it.
Imagination and an open-mind are powerful tools to build a new ‘you’ — one that is unique and special because of the scars and the broken pieces.
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there— Pirsig
When we have an open-mind, we can recognize the importance of lived experiences for reasons we otherwise would not have seen.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there — Pirsig
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