Invented Fears

mind patterns

Mind patterns repeating

From one situation

To the next

© Salem Islas-Madlo 2012

*art by Catherine Hollens


Like a Broken Window


“The greatest sorrow of life is witnessing. Experiencing our own suffering is not as difficult as watching others held in fate’s mighty grip. Bearing our own problems is easier because we are always aware that we can exercise other options–up to the final one. However, it hurts the most when we can do nothing for others. The greatest sorrow is to see those we love suffer helplessly.”

~Deng Ming-Dao~

*artist: Gun Legler,

*post title taken from the painting