The Hermitage

Rima Staines is an artist using paint, wood, word,
music, animation, puppetry & story to attempt to build a gate
through the hedge between the worlds.

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire,
and snippets from my own journey.

www.rimastaines.com

The beat of my heart has grown deeper, more active, and yet more peaceful, and it is as if I were all the time storing up inner riches…My [life] is one long sequence of inner miracles.

—The young Dutchwoman Etty Hillesum wrote that in a Nazi transit camp in 1943, on her way to her death at Auschwitz two months later… from The Joy of Less by Pico Iyer (via 108zenbooks) (via crashinglybeautiful)

by Marina Richterova

by Marina Richterova

3wings:

…when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.

~ Sogyal Rinpoche