28 August 2008

Plenitude of Action (Teilhard)

May the time come when men, having been awakened to a sense of the close bond linking all the movements of this world in the single, all-embracing work of the Incarnation, shall be unable to give themselves to any one of the their tasks without illuminating it with the clear vision that their work – however elementary it may be – is received and put to good use by a Center of the universe. When that comes to pass, there will be little to separate life in the cloister from the life of the world. And only then will the action of the children of heaven have attained the intended plenitude of its humanity.

-- Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Milieu

21 August 2008

Heraclitus: Fragment One

All things exist, only by and through the Word;
yet men have no comprehension of it!

They experience the words and deeds that I have set out,
yet still do they not understand.

Truly, mankind is as unconscious of what they do when 'awake'
as when they are asleep.

-- Heraclitus

12 August 2008

Goethe on Wonder

The highest to which man can attain, is wonder: and if the prime phenomenon makes him wonder, let him be content; nothing higher can it give him, and nothing further should he seek for behind it; here is the limit.

-- Goethe

08 August 2008

Olympics for the Brain at U.N.

The fourth annual "Brain Health, Smile, Peace Olympiad," to be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on August 12, will provide a forum for mental competition in contrast to the concurrent Beijing Olympics which began today. The Olympiad is a three-day event culminating at the United Nations with more than 500 children and adults participating in various events. More info at: http://ibreaus.org.

07 August 2008


The bad news is you don't have any control. The good news is, you can't make any mistakes.

-- Tender Branson

01 August 2008


The future you have tomorrow won't be the same future you had yesterday.

-- Buster "Rant" Casey