All posts filed under ‘Tempo Giusto

The Clean State (and Chicken)

If people would spend the same time to research the next laptop they plan to buy as they spend to think about their lives, they would come home with an electric blanket. I was remembering the phrase that made me go on this trip, as I embarked on a small vessel in the river port […]

Loving Attention

“Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed,” Zen teacher John Tarrant writes. His words strike me as the perfect reminder for being conscious about what we pay our attention to – especially on a day like Saint Valentine’s! I personally believe that love isn’t a limited resource. […]

There is No Path

“The path is made by walking,” is a common saying. So if you move into new directions and explore undiscovered territories, the story goes, you will have to create the path by yourself. There is another way to look at the path, though, and it’s helpful to meditate on that one when considering what happened […]

The Open that Gradually Closes

Are we hiding from reality, living in an abstract dream world of what could be our future? A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading the formidable A Heart So White by Javier Marías, a haunting and slow novel about an interpreter who, as he gets married, dives into his own biography and the history […]

Time Independence

Time Independence: A Personal Decision

“…for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” (Revelation 12:12) “But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart. And the more people saved, the less they had.” (Michael Ende, Momo) Despite our Time Anxiety: An Introduction Much of […]