Myriad petty little unsexy ways

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom. … The alternative is unconsciousness …

David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

A poor life

A poor life is this, if full of care
we have no time to stand or stare.

W. H. Davies, ‘Leisure’, as quoted by Clare Bryden in Third Way, June 2013.

The time is now

The time is now, the forever now, for all of us to be engaged. To love fully, to be mindful, to care, to show up for this life.

Elizabeth Wurtzel, ‘The New C-Word’

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