Every Monday since 1999, Paul has been sending out Ripples, an email containing two upbeat quotes submitted by readers (Pebble, Boulder) and something to think about for the week (Ponder). Enjoy recent issues below, and farther down you can use the keyword cloud or search bar to dive into our archive of over 1,100 issues. Have a quote that might make a good Pebble or Boulder? Submit it here!

Ripples #1191: Possibilities of Spring

When we sow a seed, we plant a narrative of future possibility.
-Sue Stuart-Smith, shared by Holly in Phoenix, AZ


When we start counting flowers,
we cease counting weeds;
When we start counting blessings,
we cease counting needs;
When we start counting laughter,
we cease counting tears;
When we count happy memories;
we cease counting years.…
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Ripples #1190: Settling Down

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
-Alan Watts, shared by David in Los Angeles, CA


Learning to drop what we’re doing, however momentarily, and to genuinely pay attention in the present moment, without attachment or bias, helps us become clear, just as a snow globe becomes clear when we stop shaking it and its flakes settle.…
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Ripples #1189: Bumps & Corners

I can’t, but I will.
shared by Ed in Utah (whose wilderness therapy client transformed these words uttered on a difficult mountain descent into a mantra that helped him gain confidence to excel in his healing and also in his life)


[a series of texts sent from father to son] Mind is a trap… (son: Mind is a trap?)…
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