My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Each human being must learn to be the author of his own story: no one is free in the world at large without first being free within. He who wins without risk triumphs without glory.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Voyaging the world of ideas; having contact with nature, appreciating the shapes of the leaves, the decomposing logs, flowers; being in contact with children--they draw out the child within me.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Humility, the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes, and the ability to see the same problem from multiple angles.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I have several defects. Perhaps the biggest one is not expending more time being a friend of God, to understand the One who is hidden behind the veil of time and space.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Many things, but I most regret not having time to enter into more profound layers with the people I love. We engage in many activities but sometimes we forget the essential.