Your Own Way

“I am your own
way of looking at things,” she said. “When
you allow me to live with you, every
glance at the world around you will be
a sort of salvation.”

William Stafford, from When I Met My Muse

6 Quotes on Attention

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld

~ Martha Beck

Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention

~ John O’ Donohue

by listening with the same bowed head that sings
draw all things into one song, join
the sparrow on the lawn, and row that easy
way, the rage without met by the wings
within that guide you anywhere the wind blows

~ William Stafford

The human eye adores gazing; it feasts on the wild beauty of new landscapes, the dignity of trees. The eye is always drawn to the shape of a thing. It finds some deep consolation and sense of home in special shapes.

~ John O’ Donohue

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

~ Kurt Vonnegut

At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.

~ Rumi