“I know I have the best of time and space – and that I was never measured,
and never will be measured.”
“Be like water making its way through cracks.
Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.
If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle.
You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now, water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.”
“ It is difficult to see ourselves as we are.
Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have good friends,
lovers or others
who will do us the good service of telling us the truth about ourselves.
When we don’t,
we can so easily delude ourselves,
lose a sense of truth about ourselves,
and our conscience loses power and purpose.
Mostly, we tell ourselves what we would like to hear.
We lose our way.”
[ Jon Katz ]