measure of my days

Florida Scott-Maxwell’s writing is alive with a kind of ecstatic experience – living in the moment with a relentless presence while holding the gaze on the eternal. I love this book. 

“Always, through everything, I try to straighten my spine, or my soul. They both ought to be upright I feel, for pride, for style, for reality’s sake, but both tend to bend as under a weight that has been carried for a long time. I try to lighten my burden by knowing it, I try to walk lightly, and sometimes I do, for sometimes I feel both light and proud. At other times I am bent, bent.”

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Rebel Roster: HHDL

His Holiness the Dalai Lama passes a plate of food while eating lunch at a San Francisco soup kitchen on Sunday, 26 April 2009. Addressing visitors at the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke of his position as Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader saying ‘Me too, homeless person.’ (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

from tibet.net