Frammenti di Rock

  • Nulla è perché sia (29/04/2003).

  • Nutro il massimo rispetto per le cose che funzionano (2011).

  • La Fisica non è democratica (2007).

  • La vita è come un bordello: quella che ti piace è sempre occupata (estate 2008).

  • Conoscere attraverso le cause, agire per gli effetti (24/10/2011).

  • I can control my breath, but I cannot control my heart. (20/01/2012)

  • Ogni momento è unico. (15/03/2012)

  • Only fool men and wise men are happy. Is it the same? (19/07/2012)

  • Have fun every day! (07/04/2013)

giovedì 28 marzo 2013


"Tutti conoscono l'utilità dell'utile, ma nessuno sa l'utilità dell'inutile".

(Zhuang -zi, IV)

giovedì 21 marzo 2013

The Secret of Happiness

"The secret of happiness is happiness itself. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, the wonder of our breathing. We don't have to travel anywhere else to do so. We can be in touch with these things right now". 

From Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is every step

mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

Bacon and eggs (Ajahn Brahm)

What is the difference between involvement and commitment?
It's the same as the difference between bacon and eggs: in bacon and eggs, the pig is committed, the chicken is only involved.

venerdì 1 marzo 2013

Our Life is a Work of Art - Thich Nhat Hanh

[...] When we smile to ourselves, that smile is not diplomacy; it is the proof that we are ourselves, that we have full sovereignty over ourselves. Can we write a poem on stopping, aimlessness, or just being? Can we paint something about it? Everything we do is an act of poetry or a painting if we do it with mindfulness. Growing lettuce is poetry. Walking to the supermarket can be a painting.
When we do not trouble ourselves about whether or not something is a work of art, if we just act in each moment with composure and mindfulness, each minute of our life is a work of art. Even when we are not painting or writing, we are still creating. We are pregnant with beauty, joy, and peace, and we are making life more beautiful for many people. Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word "art". If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all. When we know how to be peace, we find that art is a wonderful way to share our peacefulness. Artistic expression will take place in one way or another, but the being is essential. So we must go back to ourselves, and when we have joy and peace in ourselves, our creations of art will be quite natural, and they will serve the world in a positive way.

From Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is every step