The Second Half of Life

Skeleton of a sea urchin.

Skeleton of a sea urchin.

"At the Bone Gate, we develop the self-regard to be true to who we are, unwilling to compromise our integrity in order to satisfy the expectations of others or win their approval. We know our behavior is authentic when we can consistently say what we mean, do what we say, and say what's so when it's so." 

Angeles Arrien, The Second Half of Life. Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom. (Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True, Inc., 2007), page 108, paperback.

 

Image: iPhone5s. I like to read and I like to take pictures. Sometimes a picture reminds me of something I've read, sometimes as I'm reading an image comes to mind.