Be Grateful to Everything

In order to grow, you need sorrow; in order to become loving, you very often need distress, and turmoil is often required to release  your deeper resources. Unless you have suffered yourself, it is not…

Availability

The following is from an interview Mev did with Tereza Calvacanti in Brazil in 1990; it appeared in her 1994 book, The Struggle Is One: An important discovery is gratuity. That is, giving time and…

Don’t Wait till Later

If you think you have lots of time and many choices in your life, you don’t believe me when I say that you have to pay attention to every moment.  Maybe you will realize it…

Two Questions from Glenn Greenwald

Does anyone really believe that there are massive gaps — massive gaps –between the world view of multi-millionaire Nancy Pelosi and multi-millionaire Mitch McConnell, both of whom are married to people who also wield extreme…

A Mosaicist

  … Proust had never been able to finish any work of fiction because he lacked the story and point of view. He had at last found his structure, one that was to prove ideal…

Greta

Garbo had a stand-in who was identical to her, and who was said to have ‘everything that Garbo has except whatever it is Garbo has’. What Garbo had was a body that transmitted and received. It…

Dr. Johnson and Jane Austen

One unblushing admirer of the Dictionary was Jane Austen’s father, who assembled a substantial collection of books by Johnson, by his friends and associates, and about both the man and his circle. Inspired by her…

By Little and Little

If you can just manage five minutes a day [to meditate], then do that. It is important to do whatever you can, no matter how little.—Dipa Ma I once wrote for a magazine: I made…