Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fasting 2

“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.”  ~Hermann Hesse~

“Fasting, when combined with a properly selected diet, is the nearest approach to a ‘cure-all’ that is possible to conceive– profoundly simple and simply profound!” ~John Tilden~

"The light of the world will illuminate within you when you fast and purify yourself." ~Gandhi~

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fasting 1

"A little starvation, can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors." ~Mark Twain~

"Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself." ~Rumi~

"Fasting is a natural method of healing. When animals or savages are sick, they fast." ~Yogananda~

"The best of all medicines is resting and fasting." ~Benjamin Franklin~

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Leonardo da Vinci

"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die."

Joshua Loth Liebman

"We should learn not to grow impatient with the slow healing process of time.  We should discipline ourselves to recognize that there are many steps to be taken along the highway leading from sorrow to renewed serenity... We should anticipate these states in our emotional convalescence: unbearable pain, poignant grief, empty days, resistance to consolation, disinterestedness in life, gradually give way... to the new weaving of a pattern of action and the acceptance of the irresistible challenge of life."

M.A. Kelley

"Watch your way then, as a cautious traveller; and don't be gazing at that mountain or river in the distance, and saying, "How shall I ever get over them?" but keep to the present little inch that is before you, and accomplish that in the little moment that belongs to it.  The mountain and the river can only be passed in the same way; and, when you come to them, you will come to the light and the strength that belong to them."

Monday, September 05, 2016


"We learned that there were pangs too sharp, griefs too deep, ecstasies too high for our finite selves to register.  When emotion reached this pitch the mind choked; and memory went white till the circumstances were humdrum once more." ~T.E. Lawrence~

"give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o'er wrought heart and bids it break" ~Shakes~

"Remember - What do you remember? Do you remember too much? Or not enough? Remember. What don't you want to remember? What is is like to remember?" ~Shakes~

Friday, September 02, 2016


"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... Live the questions now.  Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."


"As we begin to re-experience a visceral reconnection with the needs of our bodies, there is a brand new capacity to warmly love the self.  We experience a new quality of authenticity in our caring, which redirects our attention to our health, our diets, our energy, our time management.  This enhanced care for the self arises spontaneously and naturally, not as a response to a "should."  We are able to experience an immediate and intrinsic pleasure in self-care."
~Stephen Cope~


"This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival.  A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor... Welcome and entertain them all.  Treat each guest honorably.  The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.  Be grateful for whoever comes, each has been sent as a guide from beyond."