‘He continued, ‘Take the example of a house. You want to enter the house, but it has high walls around it. You go to the wall and fight to get past it. You can not. What happens? Your head is broken. But if you can find a small door you can get into that house and go wherever you want. But you have to find the door.’

Satish Kumar – No Desitnation An Autobiography  (1992)



‘The knowledge I am talking about is not the intellectual and analytical but integrative and of the heart, and the choices that lead to wholeness are not pragmatic and calculated, intended to achieve some goal, but simply and profoundly expressive of personal truth.’

Parker J Palmer – Let Your Life Speak (2000)


‘….stories, carefully chosen and shaped by both the teller and the listener, can open gateways into our interior landscapes, can reveal the meaning in our lives enfolded in the details and unfolded in the their telling and conscious contemplation.’

Oriah Mountain Dreamer – The Invitation (2003)


‘ “I just thought”, said Pooh. “Now then, Piglet let’s go home.”

“But Pooh” cried Piglet, all excited, “Do you know the way?”

“No,” said Pooh.  “But there are twelve pots of honey in my cupboard and they have been calling me for hours.  I couldn’t hear them properly before, because Rabbit would talk, but if nobody says anything, except those twelve pots, I think Piglet I shall know where they are calling from.”

Benjamin Hoff – The Tao of Pooh (1983)


‘There are fossils of seashells high in the Himalayas; what was and what is are two different things.’

Rebecca Solnit – A Field Guide to Getting Lost  (2005)