Tuesday, March 10, 2009

JK Rowling on the route to personal happiness

So given a Time Turner, I would tell my 21-year-old self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two. Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.
JK Rowling http://harvardmagazine.com/commencement/the-fringe-benefits-failure-the-importance-imagination 

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

How often should I meditate?

Half an hours meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed
(St Francis de Sales, 1567-1622)