False Consumption

“In our appetite for gossip,
we tend to gobble down everything before us,
only to find, too late,
that it is our ideals we have consumed,
and we have not been enlarged by the feasts
but only diminished.”

Pico Iyer

Rocky Dependence

“A true friend knows your weaknesses
but shows you your strengths;
feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
recognizes your disabilities
but emphasizes your possibilities.”

William Arthur Ward

Gentle Lap

“Nothing in the world is more
flexible and yielding than water.
Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong,
none can withstand it,
because they have no way to change it.
So the flexible overcome the adamant,
the yielding overcome the forceful.
Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.”

Lao Tzu