Thursday, May 21, 2015

Alive in the mystery of kindness

We're not there anymore.  That was 40 years ago.

We're not there anymore either. That was 12 years ago.

We're not there anymore. That was 6 years ago.

We're not there anymore. That was this last Tuesday evening.

Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.” (Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies)

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." (The Dalai Lama)

"... You a praying man, huh? What do you pray for? You pray for the world?" I never thought about praying for the world. I said, “I pray that I can be a kinder person.” (Bob Dylan, Chronices: Volume One -- from a conversation with "Sun Pie" near Raceland, west of New Orleans)


The Solitary Walker said...

Just wonderful. Would like to talk more about this at length — as often with your posts. Are you on Facebook?

am said...

Thank you, Robert.

As that post evolved this morning, there was a struggle. Didn't know what it was that I wanted to say. It unfolded unexpectedly.

I'm not on Facebook.

The Solitary Walker said...

I liked your recent Solnit quotes and feel happy I introduced her to you.

Kindness is one of the highest, the best things.

am said...

I'm grateful for that introduction, along with so many others at your blog over the years.

Anonymous said...

Kindness, always.