Limitations Quotes

Once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
lava flow crosses Hawaiian road

Life is difficult.
This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life…

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If we cling to (techniques) we will become bound by their limitations

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
balancing on a rail in the sun

Art is the expression of the self; the more complicated and restrictive a method is, the less opportunity there is for expression of one’s original sense of freedom. The techniques, although they play an important role in the earlier stage, should not be…

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The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself

Monday, September 12th, 2011
hand

If I could wrap my Dad up in two words, it would be thundering tenderness. He’s a man with the shortest temper I ever saw, and at the same time he’s got the biggest heart. Some of the greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. He knows what’s right and he…

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The hardest thing in this world is to live in it

Monday, September 5th, 2011
singing woman

…I live in hell
‘Cause I’ve been expelled
From heaven
I think I was in heaven

So give me something to sing about!
Please
Give me something!

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A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction

Monday, February 14th, 2011
A gift that does nothing to enhance solidarity is a contradiction

Refusing requital puts the act of giving outside any mutual ties. Once given, the free gift entails no further claims from the recipient. The public is not deceived by free gift vouchers. For all the ongoing commitment the free-gift gesture has created…

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Progress is a comfortable disease

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
curled fern

your victim(death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
-electrons deifying one razorblade
into a mountainrange;lenses extend…

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Your mission now is to ask yourself every day, ‘Am I doing what I want to be doing?’

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
puddle jumping

And I do ask myself that, every day. I try to make the answer yes, even if it requires saying the word no and disappointing someone.

My experience was about letting go. It was about really experiencing all that was happening at the deepest…

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Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

Friday, January 1st, 2010
brick wall

“Be supportive,” my mom said. “If you love her, support her.”

And so I did that. I spent that week teaching, hanging out in an office up the hall from Jai. I stopped by a couple of times, however, just to see if she was all right. “I just…

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Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
compass

Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken…

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The universe is wider than our views of it.

Monday, October 19th, 2009
geese

The wild goose is more of a cosmopolite than we; he breaks his fast in Canada, takes a luncheon in the Ohio, and plumes himself for the night in a southern bayou. Even the bison to some extent keeps pace with the seasons, cropping…

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Action creates a taste for itself.

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Meaning: once

you’ve swept

the shelves

of spoons

and plates…

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Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
candle

No matter how fast you run,
your shadow more than keeps up.
Sometimes, it’s in front!

Only full, overhead sun
diminishes your shadow.

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