A realidade é o que é e não o que nós imaginamos ser, e a única maneira de a conhecermos é irmos ao seu encontro.



Deus criou-te sem ti mas não te salva sem que o queiras, sem a tua liberdade, o teu sim a ti mesmo, ao que és por dentro.

Santo Agostinho

A verdade está no paradoxo.


Night Vision

By day give thanks
By night beware
Half the world in sweetness
The other in fear

When the darkness takes you
With her hand across your face
Don't give in too quickly
Find the thing she's erased

Find the line, find the shape
Through the grain
Find the outline, things will
Tell you their name

The table. the guitar
The empty glass

All will blend together when
Daylight has passed

Find the line, find the shape
Through the grain
Find the outline, things will
Tell you their name

Now I watch you falling into sleep
Watch your fist curl against the sheet
Watch your lips fall open and your eyes dim
In blind faith

I would shelter you
Keep you in light
But I can only teach you
Night vision [X3]

Suzanne Vega, álbum Solitude Standing, 1987.


Why was the scarecrow invited to TED?
Because he was out standing in his field.
Dia a dia, transformava-o lentamente no homem que ele sempre estivera destinado a ser.

em As Loucuras de Brooklin, Paul Auster.


O amor ensina-nos todas as virtudes.



A ciência mais necessária àquele que deseja governar com sabedoria é a de tornar os homens capazes de ser bem governados.



Fazer tudo

Poder, podes. Mas atenta aonde é que isso te leva.

With gentleness

The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy.
The problem is that the desire to change is fundamentally a form of aggression toward yourself. The other problem is that our hangups, unfortunately or fortunately, contain our wealth. Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.

Pema Chödrön, The Wisdom of No Escape, em BrainPickings.