"There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." - Edith Wharton
With the financial rollercoasters moving in high speed today, I found myself glued to the tube until these words below hit my inbox. This touching story from Cat, who writes for a London fitness group called SuperChicks really highlights the way her grandfather chose to spend his time generously, and always pay attention. Heavenly currency. Sadly, he passed on Saturday - but what a rich man. And what a striking reminder to back assets with treasures stored above. They never fade.
For Christmas my Grandfather bought me a compass, yes, a compass(!) to go in my car. It sits on my dash board so I know which direction I am going. On Boxing Day he sat with me in my car lining up the poles and checking that my new acquisition was telling the truth. My Grandfather was the most selfless person I know. In my whole life I cannot ever remember him doing anything for himself. He would always be busy finding something out, working something out, building something -he practically changed the entire …
"A lotus flower rises above the water, untouched by its impurities. Similarly, through meditation, a person can live in this miserable world untouched by its anxieties." - Jagad Guru
"We can make our minds so still like water that beings gather about us, that they may see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life, because of our quiet." -William Butler Yeats