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beautiful table
December 3, 2015

FOR A TABLE TO EXIST

For a table to exist, we need wood, a carpenter, time, skillfulness, and many other causes. And each of these causes needs other causes in order to be. The wood needs the forest, the sunshine, the rain, and so on. The carpenter needs his parents, breakfast, fresh air, and so on. And each of these - Read More -

large
January 24, 2015

ROY LICHTENSTEIN

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) was a phenomenal artist, known for utilizing Ben-Day dots — rendered by hand using paint and stencils — to create art that has always reminded me of comic book images come to life. I previously featured another of Roy’s works within the post entitled NO ONE AS BAD AS YOU ;) As it sometimes happens, I - Read More -

MacDonald_nightfall_half-large
January 9, 2015

NOTHING IS WORTH HOLDING ON TO

The entire teaching of Buddhism can be summed up in this way: Nothing is worth holding on to. – Jack Kornfield It sometimes happens that I don’t publish a post because it doesn’t feel quite right. It could be the image, the direction of the content, or a vibe that there’s something else missing. The - Read More -

lovereigns
August 21, 2013

LOVE REIGNS

After I titled my last post (rain love), I had an automatic reaction to create this one :) As it sometimes happens, I had the title and many ideas, but wanted to find an image to pull it all together. I found this piece from the “Pencil vs Camera” collection to be exceptionally brilliant. Here’s - Read More -

freedom symbol
July 10, 2013

TO BE TRULY FREE

Strange things happen when you’ve been up all night (it’s 4am in China) working on branding strategy while chewing gum (thanks mom/dad!) and eating kale chips (I miss Whole Foods!). Though it has nothing to do with anything I’m currently doing, these lyrics from Lauryn Hill’s song Selah keep running through my mind, “In all of - Read More -

let it flow
June 16, 2013

A LESSON IN ATTACHMENT

Recently, “my” bicycle was stolen while locked in the garage. In theory the lessons of attachment and giving are easy…but when faced with a pricey loss, we are tested. (After all, talk is cheap!) So, when faced with this situation, my immediate feeling was being BUMMED! The bike was a gift from my sister and I - Read More -

get free
May 27, 2013

FREE YOURSELF

“Happy is the (wo)man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.”    -Ovid On the occasion of my birthday (smiles), I just wanted to share this message with you in hopes that you will free yourself and break the chains in your mind that - Read More -

zenandsand_neocard100-vs
May 13, 2013

NO SUCH THING AS COINCIDENCE

The more I live, the less I believe in coincidence. The universe really knows better than we do. You could have received a speeding ticket to keep you from an accident or lost your job to allow you to be free for your divine purpose or had a relationship not work out to allow you - Read More -

the_persistence_of_memory_-_1931_salvador_dali
May 7, 2013

SALVADOR DALI

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.   — Salvador Dali   Photo source: Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory  (1931). For an interesting discussion on the piece, click here. Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (1904 - Read More -

mumbai train station
April 13, 2013

KEEP CALM

I think it’s much easier to keep one’s peace in nature (on a tranquil mountain or a beautiful sun-soaked beach) than within the chaos of city life. However, true peace remains no matter where you are. This reminds me very much of a poem I memorized in the 12th grade (many years ago!) for an - Read More -

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