“How to Fly” | Anthony Satori
“When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”
— Edward Teller
“Lantern” | Anthony Satori
“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind a door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.”
— Paulo Coelho
“After the Rain” | Anthony Satori
Not long after the fires were gone, the rain came, bringing renewed fertility to the earth. Grass began to grow again on the floor of the valley. Wide expanses of bright green blades began to sprout up, rising literally from the ashes, like a phoenix from the flame, like a second springtime in the heart of December.
Soon to follow, out from the hills, there ventured a small family of deer, timidly exploring the newly lush landscape. They explored shyly at first, but quickly grew confident and eager, feeling an intense hunger arise from within them. It was not long before they abandoned all restraint and feasted ravenously on the freshly grown grass until they could eat no more.
Given even the slightest chance, life always finds a way.
“This Happiness” | Anthony Satori
“This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.”
— Hermann Hesse
A philosophy of simplicity, and the cultivation of inner/outer harmony, these are the sources of true happiness. The contented one knows that happiness is not something “out there” that needs to be chased and pursued, but rather, if one understands and internalizes the principles of simplicity and harmony, everything that is needed for happiness is right here, right now, within reach, right in our own backyard.
This does not, however, mean that the contented one does not appreciate and savor every moment of new experience, of elevated quality, of unique elegance and beauty. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Because the contented one does not need these things to be truly happy, such treasures can be openly welcomed into their world, and the greatest pleasure and value and joy can be derived from them — naturally and purely — when they arrive.
“Folded Umbrellas” | Anthony Satori
“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”
— William Blake
“In the Night” | Anthony Satori
“Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive — that you can touch the miracle of being alive — then that is a kind of enlightenment.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“Rabbit” | Anthony Satori
“God changes his appearance every second. Blessed is the man who can recognize him in all his disguises.”