Begging Bowls
what we keep
Ever since I can remember, I have been aware of living at what E.M. Forester called, "a slight angle to the Universe."  I have always had to create my own angular environment or perish.  But that's the whole point about borders.  It's the best place from which to be able to see both sides."

-- Anne Stevenson

Layered bowl, pre-bisque fired, July 2018.
To know what is essential, you must first know what you are trying to achieve.

--Leo Babauta
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice.

--Meister Eckhart
A traditional Buddhist monk had eight possessions:

3 robes
1 alms bowl
1 mendicant's staff
1 water bowl
1 sieve
1 blanket

Most of us have many more than 8 possessions. 

What is the significance of our possessions?

What is essential?
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude toward them.

--Antoine Saint-Exupery
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.

Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow.

Let reality be reality.

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.