At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman
a man misses something by not establishing a participative and living relationship with the non-human world of animals and plants, landscapes and stars and seasons. By failing to be, vicariously, the not-self, he fails to be completely himself.
I'm a drifter. With no profound connection to my land, my ancestors, my culture my community, my gender, or my race.
Robert Moor, On trail
Do not despise anyone, refrain from any uncharitable judgements of others which you may feel in your heart and from any unkind suspicions regarding your neighbour, and always put the best interpretation on other people's words and actions
Try always to eliminate in yourself any wish to dominate others, do not seek glory or praise – this can lead to the ruin of your soul. Do not allow yourself to think that you possess particular virtues that are lacking in others.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
In the unification of two minds, orientation of sexuality is irrelevant.
We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.
We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.