Moments

“Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week’s heartbeat is delivered with wonder at life’s many shapes of freedom. [Originally posted on 25 September 2003] We learn to take our freedoms for granted, especially (more…)

Times

“It is very difficult to get people to focus on the most important things when you’re in boom times.” Jeff Bezos

[Originally posted on 20 November 2003] This week’s heartbeat is delivered with a reminder of the real value of measured time. This week’s heartbeat is delivered with respect (more…)

Permission

“To be given permission to be confused – and remain confused – for as long as it takes would have been a huge gift.” Janet Jackson

[Originally posted on 03 October 2003] This week’s heartbeat is delivered with a reminder of the real value of measured time. I have created a situation for myself (more…)

Uncertainty

“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.” William Osler

[Originally posted on 13 November 2003] This week’s heartbeat is delivered with a reminder of the certainty of uncertainty. Much anxiety comes from living in a world of (more…)

Passion

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius

[Originally posted on 4 December 2003] This week’s heartbeat is delivered with excitement for passion re-kindled. Yesterday, I had the good fortune to spend time with people who (more…)

Start

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Francis of Assisi

[Originally posted on 25 April 2003] A fresh, new start This week’s heartbeat is delivered with renewed hope for a strong local community. I have never seen Hong (more…)

Home

“Home is where one starts from.” TS Eliot

[Originally posted on 3 April 2003] From fear into compassion This week’s heartbeat is delivered with compassion For those who lost someone they love in these weeks. Today (more…)

Everyone

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.” Confucius

[Originally posted on 28 March 2003] This week’s heartbeat is delivered with a reminder to take special care of yourself. Amid the rumors and statistics and accusations, there (more…)