metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘tong len’

duty of love

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

“Others before self”

Being happy is about self feeling good.
Meaning is derived from contributing to others in a bigger way.

And a life of meaning seems to be healthier than a “happy” one.

when artists go to work

This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.

Toni Morrison, in The Nation

be kind

I always thought “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” was saccharine BS until I had 3 children.

@codinghorror on Twitter

enemy | partner

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

Nelson Mandela

refuse

The things people refuse, are the things they should use.

Bob Marley, “The stone the builder refused”

wise man

“When a fool meets a wise man, it is the wise man who comes away having learnt something.”

Unknown