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 #1137: Presence

Stress x Resistance = Suffering
Stress x Presence = Growth, Evolution
-Tara Brach, shared by Cindy in California


By becoming settled and comfortable in the seat of the observer through the day, you establish Presence in your life.…
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Ripples #1131: Making Masterpieces (minus perfection)

You are made for perfection, but you are not yet perfect. You are a masterpiece in the making.
-The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
shared by Allexendra in San Diego, CA


Perfection comes out of molds or off assembly lines.…
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