There were timelines branching and branching, 
a mega-universe of universes, millions more every minute. 
Billions? Trillions? 

The universe split every time someone made a decision. 
Split, so that every decision ever made could go both ways. 
Every choice made...was reversed in the universe next door."
~ Larry Niven



Heart Space

Be like a cat,
concentrating on being asleep...
what stays in your heart will stay; keep them,
and what vanishes will vanish."
~Haruki Murakami




"Things outside you are projections of what's inside you, 
and what's inside you is a projection of what's outside. 
So when you step into the labyrinth outside you, 
at the same time you're stepping into the labyrinth inside."
~Haruki Murakami

"If you have to choose between something that has form 
and something that doesn't, go for the one without form. 
That's my rule. 
Whenever I run into a wall I follow that rule,
and it always works out. Even if it's hard going at the time."
~Haruki Murakami


Big Mind, small mind

The opposite of love is not hate, 
it's indifference. 
The opposite of art is not ugliness, 
it's indifference. 
The opposite of faith is not heresy, 
it's indifference. 
And the opposite of life is not death, 
it's indifference.
~ Elie Wiesel

 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, 
people will forget what you did, 
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou



The Magician

..And you know, this thought crossed my mind at the time: 
maybe chance is a pretty common thing after all. 
Those kinds of coincidences are happening all around us, 
all the time, but most of them don't attract our attention 
and we just let them go by. 
It's like fireworks in the daytime. 
You might hear a faint sound, 
but even if you look up at the sky you can't see a thing. 

But if we're really hoping something may come true 
it may become visible, like a message rising to the surface. 
Then we're able to make it out clearly, decipher what it means. 
And seeing it before us we're surprised and 
wonder at how strange things like this can happen. 
Even though there's nothing strange about it. ..."
~Haruki Murakami

In reality there are no separate events...
it's all connected to the source...




It is not possible to control the outside of yourself 
until you have mastered your breathing space. 
It is not possible to change anything until you 
understand the substance you wish to change."
~Jeanette Winterson

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
~ Pablo Picasso


Maybe Baby

Maybe, baby, the promised land was there and I missed it. 
Look at it glittering in the light. But the truth is I am inventing 
the maybe. 
I can only make the choices I make, 
so why torture myself with what I might have done, 
when all I can handle is what I have done.
The Maybe Islands are hostile to human life."
— Jeanette Winterson

I think we need more emotion, not less. 
But I think, too, that we need to educate people in how to feel. 
Emotionalism is not the same as emotion. 
We cannot cut out emotion - in the economy of the human body, 
it is the limbic, not the neural, highway that takes precedence. 
We are not robots...but we act as though all our problems 
would be solved if only we had no emotions
to cloud our judgement."
— Jeanette Winterson



The Invisibles

"...know the value of the world and not its economic potential. 
It means art, it means time, it means all the invisibles 
never counted by the GDP and the census figures. 
It means knowing that life has an inside 
as well as an outside. 
And I think it means love."
~Jeanette Winterson



Letting go

People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, 
feeling that if things are going wrong, 
that means that they did something bad 
and they are being punished. 
That's not the idea at all. 
The idea of karma is that you continually get 
the teachings that you need to open your heart. 
To the degree that you didn't understand in the past 
how to stop protecting your soft spot, 
how to stop armoring your heart, 
you're given this gift of teachings 
in the form of your life, 
to give you everything you need 
to open further."
~Pema Chödrön
catmaSutra cat art: The Pilgrimage
Intensity is the desire to receive. 
Open yourself to light and you will become light.



True stories are the ones that lie open at the border, 
allowing a crossing, a further frontier. 

The final frontier is just science fiction -
don't believe it. 

Like the universe, there is no end.
~Jeanette Winterson