All truth is paradox. Everything true in the world has innate contradictions…
… and this turns out to be a reason for hope.
If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change, and something else about it will also be true. So paradox is an invitation to go deeper into life, to see a bigger screen, instead of the nice, safe lower left-quadrant where you see work, home, and the country. Try a wider reality, through curiosity,awareness, and breath. Try actually being here. What a concept.Anne Lamott, from “Almost Everything – Notes on Hope” P. 19
I know one thing, that I know nothing.Socrates
We think we know what we know, and we love that so much, no matter what Socrates thought. We like to think we stand on the truth, that the ground beneath our feet is stable, moored…
Yet the blessing of knowing that you don’t know is to get gently busted. We may not actually want to know this, but we don’t have a choice.Anne Lamott, from “Almost Everything – Notes on Hope” P. 26
— Howard Marks