Two Thoughts (3 - 9 December)
Sunday, 3 December
Two thoughts from Beryl Markham
"A life has to move or it stagnates. Even this life, I think. Every tomorrow ought not to resemble every yesterday."
“If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.”
Monday, 4 December
Two thoughts from Karl Ove Knausgård
"Saying what you believe others want to hear is, of course, a form of lying."
“There is only one thing children find harder to hold back than tears, and that is joy.”
Tuesday, 5 December
Two thoughts from Robert Doisneau
"Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly."
“The role of the morning sun—look how excellently things are organized—is to reawaken that inexplicable feeling, optimism.”
Wednesday, 6 December
Two thoughts from Anita Moorjani
"Spirituality does not have to be serious. You are spirituality. Fun laughter heal you faster than anything. Introduce fun back into your life."
"I am at my most powerful when I am working with life rather than against it."
Thursday, 7 December
Two thoughts from Nisargadatta Maharaj
“I do not know” is the only true statement the mind can make. I do not claim to know what you do not. In fact, I know much less than you do.”
“Save all your energies and time for breaking the wall your mind has built around you.”
Friday, 8 December
Two thoughts from Sir Arthur Eddington
“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine - it is stranger than we can imagine.”
“The frank realisation that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances.”
Saturday, 9 December
Two thoughts from Nicolás Gómez Dávila
“In an age in which the media broadcast countless pieces of foolishness, the educated man is defined not by what he knows, but by what he doesn't know.”
“Dying societies accumulate laws like dying men accumulate remedies.”
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