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"The truth is in all of us, no matter what truth we’re talking about, whether it’s about having integrity in your life and being willing to admit mistakes and tell the truth under all circumstances, or whether it’s trying to track down the truth in political mumbo-jumbo, or whether we’re talking about the truth of whether there are aliens on this planet. It all comes from the same place."

Gillian Anderson, Reddit AMA


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"Be fully you. If you find yourself in an environment, in any context, that no longer feels like home, if you can see that you’re compartmentalizing yourself and not allowing yourself to be yourself wherever you may be, you’re holding yourself back."

Whitney Hess on Home, after #ias13



The difference between ethics and religion is like the difference between water and tea. Ethics without religious content is water, a critical requirement for health and survival. Ethics grounded in religion is tea, a nutritious and aromatic blend of water, tea leaves, spices, sugar and, in Tibet, a pinch of salt.

But however the tea is prepared, the primary ingredient is always water … While we can live without tea, we can’t live without water. Likewise, we are born free of religion, but we are not born free of the need for compassion.


Huffington Post: “Dalai Lama Tells His Facebook Friends That ‘Religion Is No Longer Adequate’”

I saw him tweet something along these lines a few months ago and was delighted, and this metaphor is downright brilliant. Here’s hoping for a future where water, green tea, Earl Grey, chai, chamomile, and all the rest can sit on a shelf together peacefully.


The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.


Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson via It’s Okay to be Smart.

Also see how to find your purpose and do what you love.

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"Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away."

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter


The Venn Diagram of Author Sensibility – head (cerebral but dry), mouth (master of form but vacant of meaning), heart (empathic but overly sentimental). Related: Circles of Influence


The Venn Diagram of Author Sensibilityhead (cerebral but dry), mouth (master of form but vacant of meaning), heart (empathic but overly sentimental). Related: Circles of Influence

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"Think of all that happened in your home & the many miles you walked inside: crying, shouting, smiling, dreaming.. One day, you may move on.."

Yoko Ono