Road Trips

Commonplace quotes, passages, and pictures from a variety of sources that I find inspiring and encouraging.

James George

Spiritual Diplomacy

Here is an illuminating interview with James George, former high commissioner to India and former ambassador to Iran …

The Work of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim

The Work of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim

I re-encountered the remarkable work of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim (October 24, 1896 – December 28, 1988), German diplomat, psychotherapist and Zen-Master recently in the autobiography of Alan Watts: In My Own Way. According to Wikipedia: Dürckheim was born in Munich. […]

The Secret of It All

The Secret of It All

“The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for […]

Jeanne de Salzmann

Without Beginning Or End

For thousand of years the human brain has been conditioned to act from the center to the periphery and from the periphery to the center by a continuous movement, going out and coming back. How […]

Between Form and the Indefinable

Between Form and the Indefinable

The literature of all times and all lands offers examples of moments of sudden appearance in which a man perceives the world anew. In the stillness and silence, what counts is not the state of […]