“To the future in the distance …” – Carrie Chapman Catt

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“To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.”

– Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Catt (1859 – 1947) was an American women’s suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Source: Wikipedia

“Ladder To The Moon” – Georgia O’Keeffe 1958

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“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keefe

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The Heart Sutra – Choral Arrangement and Words

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Saga Dawa Heart Sutra Recitation, 4 – 5 June 2020, Global
At the request of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, this is a new choral arrangement of the Heart Sutra presented as a “virtual choir.”

THE SŪTRA OF THE HEART OF TRANSCENDENT KNOWLEDGE

Thus have I heard. Once the Blessed One was dwelling in Råjagriha at Vulture Peak mountain, together with a great gathering of the sangha of monks and a great gathering of the saðgha of bodhisattvas. At that time the Blessed One entered the samådhi that expresses the dharma called “profound illumination,” and at the same time noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahåsattva, while practicing the profound prajñåpåramitå, saw in this way: he saw the five skandhas to be empty of nature.

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“The one single factor that determines society’s success is the percentage of change-makers within it.” – Bill Drayton

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“We do not see things as they are … We see things as we are.” – Anaïs Nin

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Andreas Lie Art

 

dart - We do not see things as they are...We see things as we are. Anaïs Nin Camera Andreas Lie Art

“The ultimate definition of bravery is not being afraid of who you are.” – Chögyam Trungpa

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Recognize Yourself – Katie Teague

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Principles of Adult Behavior – John Perry Barlow

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Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died this month aged 70. When he was 30 he wrote what he called the Principles of Adult Behavior:

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

“How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?” David Bowie

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“As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?” David Bowie

David Bowie by © M. Lavine, 1995

David Bowie by © M. Lavine, 1995