Monday, June 15, 2009

Quote of the Week

I am not a patient person. I want to do and know everything right now. And the hustle and bustle lifestyle of New York doesn't help. The rhythm and fast pace becomes second nature. I realize this every time I go home to Chattanooga. There, no one is in a hurry. My mom always complains that I walk too fast. It's funny, isn't it. But, for the first time in a long time, I didn't do anything, I don't even think I changed out of my pajamas. Sometimes we need those days to regroup and gather ourselves.

"Be patient. You'll know when it's time for you to wake up and move ahead." —Ram Dass

"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." —Franz Kafka

Photograph by Cameron Gardner via The Photographic Dictionary.