Contrast is the mother of insight.

— Just AnotherPerson

 

Life imprints upon our minds, and we see the world through that filter. When we see this way, we are not able to take in the totality of what we see. We begin to have partial experiences.

— Just AnotherPerson

 

Shadows are the sharpest where light is the brightest

— Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

Life passes us by in the blink of an eye. We shouldn’t waste even one day. Always tell your loved ones what is in your heart. Don’t leave anything unsaid. If you love them say it every day. Make every single day a celebration of life. You don’t need a holiday to celebrate life.

— Just AnotherPerson

 

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope some day you’ll join us And the world will be as one

― John Lennon

 

The butterfly

perfuming its wings

fans the orchid

― Matsuo Basho

 

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

― W.B. Yeats

 

As one lamp serves to dispel a thousand years of darkness, so one flash of wisdom destroys ten thousand years of ignorance.

― Huineng

 

Truth, reality―never changes. It is the unified ground upon which life, death, good & bad, movement & stillness, all coexist, interwoven, peacefully & harmoniously, with no separation between them. This means when we see life, death can be found & when we see death there is life.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

Every breath encompasses heaven and earth. When we realize this to our marrow, we will want for nothing. How can we obtain what we already are?

— Just AnotherPerson

 

Many people seek happiness without realizing the absence of suffering is enough to make one happy.

— Just AnotherPerson

 

In winter the seven stars walk upon a crystal forest

— Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

Bupposo birds about to sing moon’s bright light

— Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

The river of love Runs in strange directions. One who jumps into it drowns, And one who drowns, gets across.

― Amir Khusrau

 

Held by the cords of love, the swing of the Ocean of Joy sways to and fro; and a mighty sound breaks forth in song. See what a lotus blooms there without water! and Kabîr says “My heart’s bee drinks its nectar.”

What a wonderful lotus it is, that blooms at the heart of the spinning wheel of the universe! Only a few pure souls know of its true delight. Music is all around it, and there the heart partakes of the joy of the Infinite Sea.

― Kabir

 

They build their houses with sand, and they play with empty shells. With withered leaves they weave their boats and smilingly float them on the vast deep. Children have their play on the seashore of worlds.

They know not how to swim, they know not how to cast nets. Pearl-fishers dive for pearls, merchants sail in their ships, while children gather pebbles and scatter them again. They seek not for hidden treasures, they know not how to cast nets.

― Rabindranath Tagore

 

Dense clouds cover the mountains and heavens. The thunderstorm calls the rain, running along the river. A sudden wind erases even the rainbow. Man stands on the bridge which hangs on the setting sun!

― Soyen Shaku Roshi

 

When the path ignites a soul, there’s no remaining in place. The foot touches ground, but not for long.

― Sanai

 

As for me, I delight in the every day Way, among mist-wrapped vines, and rocky caves. Here in the wilderness I am completely free With my friends, the white clouds, idling forever. There are roads, but they do not reach the world Since I am mindless, who can rouse my thoughts? On a bed of stone I sit, alone in the night, while a round moon climbs up Cold Mountain.

― Hanshan

 

Good & bad are always happening simultaneously. It all depends on where we focus our attention. A Zen master once said, “when you are in heaven be an angel, when in hell be a devil”. Embrace what the moment brings no matter what it is and then let it go in the next moment.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.

– Najwa Zebian

 

If you want to know the source of water, follow the stream.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Climb the steep Cold Mountain way. Roads to Cold Mountain are many and never ending. The valleys are long and deep, the peaks piled high. The streams are wide, the grass is thick The moss is slippery though there is no rain. The pines sigh though there is no wind. Who can escape the snares of the world, And come to sit with me among the white clouds?

― Hanshan

 

Everything that exists in your life, does so because of two things: something you did or something you didn’t do.

― Albert Einstein

 

If only you could hear the sound of snow

― Hakuin Ekaku

 

You exist at the intersection of time & space. Although, there are countless other such intersections, all these countless intersections come together in such a way that Each location already completely occupies the vast expanse of time and space.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

Pure, refined action makes no distinction between self and others. Trees, birds, and all other beings are completely harmonized in this sanctuary of the whole.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

― Orison Swett Marden

 

Wherever you may be, your life is sustained and supported by the whole universe.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

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The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.

― John Muir

 

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

― John Muir

 

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

― Robert Louis Stevenson

 

No traveler, whether a tree lover or not, will ever forget his first walk in a sugar-pine forest. The majestic crowns approaching one another make a glorious canopy, through the feathery arches of which the sunbeams pour, silvering the needles and gilding the stately columns and the ground into a scene of enchantment.

― John muir

 

Icy moon slowly rises through the blue haze of autumn dusk. Pale and penetrating rays are flooding, the world. Neither is there future nor past, but one eternal present.

― Jakushitsu

 

He who is contented is rich.

― Lao Tzu

 

We open our eyes, we open our ears, we feel sensations in our bodies and minds, but isn’t it always the past that we are looking at? Yesterday’s menu? What is it that is right here in front of us, right now?

― Shodo Harada Roshi

 

Above my floating belly Lover-stars meet for just one night

― Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

The old process continues Time after time. Here comes another autumn dawn! The lamp still burns While morning rain patters at the window.

― Nyogen Senzaki Roshi

 

Looking around on the noisy inanity of the world―words with little meaning, actions with little worth―one loves to reflect on the great empire of silence, higher than all the stars; deeper than the Kingdom of Death! It alone is great; all else is small.”

― Carlyle

 

Silence is considered a virtue by many: “Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep,” wrote Shakespeare. “Speech is great but silence is greater,” & “Silence is more eloquent than words,” said Carlyle. “Vessels never give so great a sound as when they are empty,” wrote Bishop John Jewell.

― Nyogen Senzaki Roshi

 

In spring hundreds of flowers; In autumn, a harvest moon; In summer, a refreshing breeze; In winter, snowflakes accompany you. If useless things do not clutter your mind, Any season is a good season for you.

― Unknown

 

The wind shakes the thousand year old evergreen. Day and night, it raises the sound of ocean waves on the mountain peak. The pines refuse to associate with the common trees. More than a hundred feet high, they greet each other As they try to reach the clouds.

― Jakushitsu

 

Nowadays whatever I do I am completely at one with it. I accept pleasant things as wholly pleasant and distasteful things as completely distasteful, and then immediately forget the reaction of pleasantness or distastefulness.

— Mr. C.S.

 

True greatness has nothing to do with fortune, social status, or intellectual capacity but simply with enlargement of the mind. In this sense I am constantly endeavoring to become great.

— Mr. C.S.

 

Feel free as a fish swimming in the ocean of cool, clear water after being stuck in a tank of glue… & so grateful. Grateful for everything that has happened to me, grateful to everyone who encouraged & sustained me in spite of my immature personality & stubborn nature. But mostly, I am grateful for my human body, for the privilege as a human being to know this joy, like no other.

— Mr. P.K. 1958

 

Intrinsically there is no ego—it is something we ourselves create.

— Yasutani Roshi

 

The original of the word “forgive” should be translated, “send away, put out, let go.” This reading makes quite the difference.

— Nyogen senzaki Roshi

 

Every living thing is the whole, even though it itself does not realize it. As there is no other time than this, every being-time is the whole of time: one blade of grass, every single object is time. Each point of time includes every being and every world.

— Dogen

 

When you do something with all of your body, heart and mind, you become unified, and you take in the totality of the moment with all of your being. This is a complete experience.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

The sun rises gracefully Beyond the long mountain road Bringing the fragrance Of plum blossoms

— Basho

 

We had a grove of bamboo outside the house, which during the heavy snows, would snap under the weight, breaking the wintry silence. In summer we put benches outside. We would drink cool barley water: from the eaves hung pretty colored lanterns.

— Soyen Shaku Roshi

 

When we look at something, we are the only ones who will ever see it exactly the way we do. It is as though we have a universe unto our own.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

His eyes were full of water—not the tears of the world, but water from the great ocean—calm and transparent. I recited and old Zen poem by Jakhushitsu—not with my mouth, not with my mind, but with the blink of my eyes, like a flash.

— Nyogen Senzaki Roshi

 

No living soul comes near that water. A vast sheet of water as blue as indigo! The abyss has a depth of ten thousand feet. When all is quiet and calm, at midnight, Only the moonlight penetrates the waves And reaches the bottom easily and freely.

― Jakushitsu

 

However small the moon may appear when there is only a drop of water, she is essentially the same as the one in the boundless sheet of water, where its heavenly serenity inspires awe and reverence.

— Nyogen Senzaki Roshi

 

Embraced by the golden wind all things bear fruit round and full

― Soen Nakagawa

 

We don’t understand the real bedrock of existence is pure motion. There is nothing to hold onto, nothing we can claim for ourselves. All we can really do is just be here, in that way we will learn what the world is before we measure it, just be here in peace.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

The highest level of human life is not to be found within our commonsense understanding of things. Still, we cannot ignore or escape these views. So we have to understand our commonsense ideas thoroughly, and then we must go beyond them.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

Upon closer inspection of the moment, you will see there are no consecutive moments. There is only ever this one continuous moment, upon closer inspection even that moment fades away until all you have is the thusness of being, upon closer inspection even that fades into not.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

In empty brightness your light shines of itself, without labor to mind or sinew, there in the place past reckoning, beyond the ken of cognition feeling.

— Seng-ts’an

 

The vastness of time cannot be quantified.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Just watch this one footstep this one breath. Take care of this moment, it’s the best we can do. It is enough, often it seems like we are not doing enough, but these small moments are what make our future. It is in taking care of these small moments that we build tomorrow.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

 

Seeing forms with the whole body and mind, hearing sounds with the whole body and mind, one understands them intimately.

― Dogen Zenji

 

We have to see the positives and negatives as clearly as we can, accept them, and then continue with our lives―learning from our mistakes, forgiving others, and supporting others so that we may all live in peace and harmony.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

We don’t always know where the path is going, but still we are always on it. All we can do is keep going and take a rest from time to time.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

True compassion works beyond our intention. It is inconceivable and wonderous. It can manifest even in the most ordinary moment.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

Sometimes even when we are positive and have a wonderful outlook on life things can happen to us that get us down for a day or two, the important thing is to always get back up, and not get stuck. Always look to the good and beautiful, it is always there.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

When our minds are free from egoistic views, we can accept things exactly as they are. We can see everything with our eyes because our eyes are empty; they no longer take double exposures. As one thing leaves, then the next thing appears.

― Shodo Harada Roshi

 

The experience of impermanence and discontinuity, which all people feel, however subliminally, reflects the perception of an exceptionally clear intelligence. This is intelligence, inherent in all beings, that perceive things as they are.

― Reginald A. Ray

 

When I am in solitude I can hear a song coming forth from everything. Each and every thing has it’s own song: even moods, thoughts, and feelings have their finer songs. Yet beneath this variety they intermingle in one inexpressibly vast unity.

― Mrs. D.K.

 

You must be open to what you don’t understand as well as what you do understand. In this way, you will become generous & magnanimous, you will be able to receive what the universe has to teach.

― Katagiri

 

When we’re at a loss for words, we speak in photographs.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Create each new day by clothing yourself with heaven & earth, bathing yourself with wisdom & love & placing yourself in the heart of mother nature. Your body & mind will be gladdened, depression & heartache will dissipate, & you will be filled with gratitude.

― Morihei Ueshiba

 

We exist because of the kindness of countless beings.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

The earth, sun, rain, and the dust beneath our feet is life. In all it’s glory that life shines so bright.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Eyes closed I hear the voice of autumn from the Shin Dynasty

― Soen Nakagawa

 

We think a cup is too small to hold the universe, intellectually we can’t see how it could fit. But wherever we go, the whole universe always appears―in a cup, in a window, in a smile, in a word.

― Dainin Katagiri Roshi

 

The whole universe is an ocean of dazzling light, And on it dance the waves of life and death.

― Unknown

 

When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of it’s red leaves, you will not see all the others. When the eye is not set on any one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye without limit.

― Takuan Soho

 

The moon reflecting in the water, does not get wet, nor is the water disturbed. Although it’s light is extensive & great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle one inch across.

― Dogen

 

When laughing, laugh from your deepest heart; when crying, cry from your deepest heart; and in this way you can fill the heavens and earth with the essence of what you are feeling and then leave nothing behind.

― Shodo Harada Roshi

 

The least expression of weather variation, a soft rain or gentle breeze, touches me as a―what can I say?―miracle of unmatched wonder, beauty, and goodness. There is nothing to do: just to be is a supremely total act.

― Mrs. D.K

 

The least act such as eating or scratching an arm, is not at all simple. It is a merely visible moment in a network of causes and effects reaching forward into unknowingness and back into and infinity of silence, where individual consciousness cannot even enter.

― Mrs. D.K

 

Make every single day a celebration of life. You don’t need a holiday to celebrate life. You don’t need to wait till valentines or your anniversary to tell your loved one that you love them. Life can be celebrated and appreciated deeply in every single moment.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Mountain peak at the height of winter lucid serenity

― Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

Life passes us by in the blink of an eye. Always tell your loved ones what’s is in your heart, leave nothing unsaid. If you love them say it often.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

A child isn’t bound by the notion of summer, they are summer. When they run through the sprinkler they do not think of the wet carpet or floors, they simply run and laugh with every fiber of their being.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

If a person could immerse one’s self in nature or what one loves. That person then becomes one with what is around them. Quite naturally this quiets the mind, and a profound gratitude and joy arises.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

True freedom is the heart of a child.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

To be able to look out at the night sky with awe & wonder is a gift beyond measure. To feel the heartbeat of your loved ones or to see the beauty of this world. The way the clouds are never the same twice. The way it feels when you laugh with someone you love.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Follow your heart.

― My Father

 

Being a kind or good person does not mean you will allow another person to mistreat or use you. This is a common misperception held by those with mal-intent. As Jesus said be as sweet as a dove and wise as a serpent.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

If we see deeply the total picture of the human world, how transient the world is, how fragile human life is, then we can hear the cries of the world. The cries of human beings are simultaneously the one who listens.

— Katagiri

 

At last I have met My own cool star

― Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

All we have to do is just live. Take one step, and that one step must be stable. This means after using your consciousness with your best effort, then act, wholeheartedly. This one step is really not just one step: it is the universe.

― Katagiri

 

I find that introspection is necessary for us to be able to accept ourselves and to always try to be our best self. Likewise looking deeply to understand others who we love or are close to can help us gain understanding and a nonjudgmental acceptance for all that he or she is.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

― Confucius

 

The simplest things can bring the most happiness.

― Izabella Scorupco

 

These beautiful days … do not exist as mere pictures – maps hung upon the walls of memory to brighten at times when touched by association or will … They saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always.

― John Muir

 

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

― Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

― Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.

― Mark Twain

 

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

― Marcus Aurelius

 

Carve the mandala of the stars on this ancient tree

― Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

The cause of ignorance is the mind. It is thoughts, ideas, and labels, that make us perceive the world in ways other than they actually are. We misperceive reality, because we are projecting. We project mind images onto the whole universe. We do not see it for what it is.

― Just AnotherPerson

 

Fragrance of lilies throughout the night dreaming for a nation

― Soyen Shaku Roshi

 

His activity was based on human thirsting desire, but his purpose was vast, extending in the universe. If you use thirsting desire in a selfish way it is really dangerous, but if you use thirsting desire for the benefit of others, your purpose, your hope extends far.

― Katagiri

 

My legacy ― What will it be? Flowers in spring, The cuckoo in summer, And the crimson maples Of autumn.

― Ryokan

 

Nothing in the cry of cicadas suggests they are about to die

― Basho

 

We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.

― Seneca

 

We cannot attach to either idea about the law of causation, that a good cause will bring a good result, because everything is changing constantly. Within this situation the point is how can we live in peace and harmony for the good of people and future generations.

— Katagiri

 

Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it.

― Matsuo Basho

 

I was born from the blue sky. I can see one thousand great worlds and three thousand stars around my feet. How indulgently Sun and Moon run among them! My eyebrows are all white, and I do not remember my age.

― Jakushitsu

 

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

― Confucius

 

All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart.

— Kabir

 

Love transforms one into what one loves.

— St. Catherine of siena

 

Beyond our likes and dislikes, we have to pay attention to how we actually live. Right in the middle of good and bad, right and wrong, our lives go on constantly.

— Dainin Katagiri

 

Clearness! Sky and water, reflecting my heart.

― Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.

— Miyamoto Mushashi

 

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

― Confucius

 

Within the blue fog, Mountains sleep―piling up one after another. Even a boat floats desertedly On the calm lake. In the high tower I wake from a midnight dream; With whom shall I talk about the roundness of the half-moon?

― Soyen Shaku Roshi

 

It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light.

— St. Catherine of siena

 

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time into deeper and deeper shades of night.

— Haruki Murakami

 

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

— Rabindranath Tagore

 

The purpose of today’s training is to defeat yesterday’s understanding.

— Miyamoto Mushashi

 

What is it that stands higher than words? Action. What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.

— Francis of Assisi

 

This mountain has neither ugly rocks, nor clumsy trees. It raises itself ten thousand feet towards the cold heaven. Even a stray cloud does not cling around the mountain. Only the moon showers its pale light abundantly over the summit.

― Jakushitsu

 

When you feel most alive, find out why, This is one guest you won’t greet twice.

— Kabir

 

The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.

— Rabindranath Tagore

 

… let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living.

— Rabindranath Tagore

 

All the darkness in the world, cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

— Francis of Assisi

 

Ask the beasts, and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.

— Francis of Assisi

 

Where there is no love, pour love in, and you will draw love out.

— John of the Cross

 

Heaven and earth give themselves. Air, water, plants and humans give themselves to each other. It is in this giving-to-each-other that we actually live. Whether you appreciate it or not it’s true.

— Kodo Sawaki

 

Whatever you think is delusion.

— Dainin Katagiri

 

All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.

―Morihei Ueshiba

 

From the sea of effortlessness, let your great uncaused compassion shine forth.

― Hakuin Ekaku

 

If only you could hear, the sound of snow.

― Hakuin Ekaku

 

“When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

 

“Once you are not disturbed by the Blue Jay, the Blue Jay will come right into your heart, and you will be a Blue Jay.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

 

 “Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

 

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your back.

― Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

 

The whole moon and entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.

― Dogen Zengi

 

The broad arms of this dusty world hold few true friends.

One feels the pangs of loneliness, and see―

How cold the autumn air becomes!

But no, behold your search is ended here,

For countless mountains, blue afar, and green ones near,

Remain your friends eternal.

― Jakushitsu

 

One hut built on the whole universe.
From here I can see mountains, rivers and good earth
As my own garden.
Once I was annoyed with human language
Of good and bad, liking and disliking.
I can hear those voices from here, like the music of paradise.

― Soyen Shaku Roshi

 

Into the twilight Zendo Maple leaves come dancing

― Soen Nakagawa Roshi

 

He walks freely in the world, And goes just one way. From the eternal past, to the eternal future, He is alone. No one accompanies him. If you ask him how old he is, He will look at you with a smile, And point to the endless sky.

― Jakushitsu Genko Zenji

 

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

– Lao Tzu

 

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

― Marcus Aurelius

 

Receive a guest with the same attitude you have when alone. When alone, maintain the same attitude you have in receiving guests.

— Shaku Roshi

 

Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child.

— Shaku Roshi

 

As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.

— Shunryu Suzuki

 

We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Joy is being willing for things to be as they are.

— Charlotte Joko Beck

 

Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away.

— Hakuin Ekaku

 

If you forget yourself, you become the universe.

— Hakuin Ekaku

 

Swallow the stars until you are one with the universe, with all-pervading universal life.

— Sôen Nakagawa Roshi

 

All beings are flowers blossoming In a blossoming universe.

— Sôen Nakagawa Roshi

 

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

― Rumi

 

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

― Rumi

 

But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home.

— Dogen

 

The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.

— Yasutani Roshi

 

Compassion is like spring water under the ground. Your life is like a pipe that can tap into that underground spring. When you tap into it, water immediately comes up. So drive your pipe into the ground. Tap into the water of compassion.

— Dainin Katagiri

 

The moment between before and after is called Truth.

— Dainin Katagiri

 

You yourself are time- your body, your mind, the objects around you. Plunge into the river of time and swim, instead of standing on the banks and noting the course of the currents.

— Philip Kapleau

 

How solemn each patch of grass illumined by the moon

— Sôen Nakagawa Roshi

 

Splendid affinity sun’s great halo green leaves

— Sôen Nakagawa Roshi

 

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

― Robert Frost

 

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”

– Marcus Aurelius.

 

“What we do now echoes in eternity.”

― Marcus Aurelius