“Hope and fear come from a feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty.”

I lack nothing


“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”

My nest is thinking that anything can be stable and unchanging.
Gratefully these dear children throw me out of that nest on a daily basis.


“When we begin just to try to accept ourselves, the ancient burden of self-importance lightens up considerably.”

And Theo is the cure to taking oneself too seriously. 😀

{all quotes from When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron)