Entries by T Boyle

I Want to be Remembered for This

Several years ago, a new friend was dismayed that I had a real tree in my home at Christmas.
“It must be a very small one,” she commented.
“No,” I said. “It is always very tall and beautiful.”
There was silence.

Sometimes This, Sometimes That

Truth is, life is short. What do you really have to lose by putting it out there – who you are and what you want to do. Failure is always part of the package when we try new things and being willing to risk failure is a passport to living fully.

You Are a Trim Tab

“A trim tab is the tiny, trailing part of a ship’s rudder. Slight pressure on the trim tab moves the rudder, which in turn directs the ship. We are all trim tabs, tiny pivots affecting the overall direction of humanity. As Fuller advised, it is time to take a long view. Zoom out, look at where we’ve been and where we might be going. See it? Now choose your path and act accordingly.” Rabbi Rami Shapiro speaking about Buckminister Fuller

Everyone Loses Something

“At one time or another, everyone loses something. We lose loved ones. We lose our health. We lose our glasses. We lose our memories. We lose our money. We lose our keys. We lose our socks. We lose life itself. We have to come to terms with this reality. Sooner or later, all is lost; we just don’t always know when it will happen.” Lama Surya Das