To Rest


The mind that comes to rest is tended
In ways it cannot intend.
Is borne, preserved, and comprehended
By what it cannot comprehend.

~ Wendell Berry, excerpt from poem Another Sunday Morning Comes

Painting by Maxfield Parrish


Anger Kills The Angry Person


“Anger kills the angry person, not the so-called “enemy.” The mind would like us to think that there is such a thing as “justifiable anger,” which takes the form of moralistic indignation. If we look at moralistic indignation, we will see that it is propped up by vanity and pride. We like to think how right we are in a situation and how “wrong” the other persons are. We get a passing cheap little satisfaction out of that. The price we pay for chronic anger and resentment is sickness and premature death. Is this worth the small satisfaction of being right?”

~ David Hawkins, Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

Painting by Alfred Sisley (1876)