- By changing our way of seeing things we can reduce our current difficulties and avoid creating new ones.
- Don't confuse true intuition with the distorted certainties that emotions or desires often bring. True intuition is as natural and instantaneous as blinking.
- Poetry is the opposite of propaganda - it uses words not to narrow our minds but to enlarge them. It makes us more alert to language. In its traditional forms, it gives us the subliminal satisfaction of rhythm (and often rhyme). Consider the sonnet, for example: a traditional 14-line form that for centuries poets have used to present infinite riches in a little room. Read the sonnets of Shakespeare, the master of the genre, and decide which is your favorite. Send one as an impromptu e-mail gift to a friend or loved one.