Here, you’ll find my work-in-process, ideas for future books and books in the making.

Reflections on Things that Matter by James Vaughan

I've got to do a book on proverbs soon. I love them.

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." —Irish Proverb

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." —Dakota proverb

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” —Proverb

"No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back." —Turkish Proverb

"Help your neighbor's boat across, and lo! your own has reached the shore." —Hindu Proverb

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." —African proverb

"Those who wish to sing, always find a song." —Swedish Proverb

"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven." —Yiddish Proverb

"When you take the elevator to reach the top, please don't forget to send the elevator down." —African Proverb

"Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." —Chinese Proverb

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." Japanese Proverb

“There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.” —French Proverb

"The greatest strength is gentleness." —Iroquois Proverb

Reflections on Things that Matter by James Vaughan

Quotes looking for a home:

"Do your best and then relax. Let things go on in a natural way, rather than force them.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” — John Muir

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.” — Maya Angelou

“Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.” — Jon Kabat-Ziin

“At the most fundamental level, you depend on truth, from yourself, from others, to survive. Whenever you venture away from what is true, what is real, reality always wins.” — Ralph Marston

“While the news often features the worst of humanity, there are a billion acts of human kindness every hour of every day! Take another breath and sense this truth.” — Jack Kornfield

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." — Linda Hogan

"Each day is an invitation to see the world in a new way, to watch it bloom before our eyes like a flower in time-lapse photography, to feel the curvature of the earth in our bodies, and to become aware that we live on the edge of a spinning ball where anything can happen." — Mary and Nancy Hiles