July 2007

I played the flute for seven years in junior high and high school and loved it. (I really think being in band saved my sanity in those days.) I ran across this today. How complicated would it be to just pick this up and play every once in a while? And listen to how beautiful it sounds!


This story is pretty amazing.

The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

A Pale Blue Dot

Color pallettes based on colors from paintings by Da Vinci and others.

This image is not photoshopped.

FINDING MY RELIGION / Buddhist teacher and author Jack Kornfield on mindfulness, happiness and his own spiritual journey