Last week’s post included this quote from The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler: “Without cultivating a pliant mind, our outlook becomes brittle and our relationship to the world becomes characterized by fear. But by adopting a flexible, malleable approach to life, we can maintain our composure even in the most restless and turbulent conditions. It is through our efforts to achieve a flexible mind that we can nurture the resiliency of the human spirit.”

After reading this post, Patricia Katz sent me this insightful comment:

“Not getting too attached to an elusive and imaginary status quo – now that is indeed the central challenge of change!”

Pat has a wealth of excellent and thoughtful articles on balancing our busy lives and giving ourselves “permission to pause” at

The full blog posting that featured this quote (“Thriving on Turbulence by Growing for It”) is at