Ripples
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 #1202: Shedding to Become

PEBBLE
Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become. -Hal Elrod, shared by Nick in Greenwood, IN

BOULDER

Rom wiggled his fingers and produced a tiny crab.…
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Ripples #1190: Settling Down

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

BOULDER

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 #1173: Scurry the Worry

PEBBLE
My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.
-Newt Scamander, shared by Jacob in San Luis Obispo, CA

BOULDER

I’m learning not to allow worry to take over me, while honoring that I have fears.…
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Ripples #1161: Befriending Thoughts

PEBBLE
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
-Dan Millman, shared by Deb in Phoenix, AZ

BOULDER

You don’t suffer because you have thoughts.…
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