Newsletter ⋕43 : Words of wise : Rabindranath Tagore

If you sit down crying because the sun has set, you miss the privilege of seeing the stars. Sorrow for what you have lost should not make you neglect that which comes in its place.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

My heart today smiles at its past night of tears

like a wet tree glistening in the sun

after the rain is over.

From the grasses in the field to the stars in the sky, each one is doing just that; and there is such profound peace and surpassing beauty in nature because none of these tries forcibly to transgress its limitations.

The more one lives alone on the river or in the open country, the clearer it becomes that nothing is more beautiful or great than to perform the ordinary duties of one’s daily life simply and naturally.

Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth.

There is no “next” after you are dead and gone from your own world.

Rabindranath Tagore