Friday, November 2, 2012


This from "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse:

"When someone is seeking," said Siddhartha, "it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, beccause he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose."


  1. Those are indeed words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing. By the way, I love that bench with those tiles. It looks awesome!

  2. ooo nice....and so true...we can get way too singularly focused...

  3. Such wise words. So much of what we need/desire is right with us all the time.

  4. oh my....that is so true and wise
    it makes me think of someone :)