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What Is Life?

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.

– Crowfoot, a leader of the Blackfoot Nation

Following our Aspirations

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. 
– Louisa May Alcott

Love Radiating like a Flower

Just as a flower gives out its fragrance to whomsoever approaches or uses it, so love from within us radiates towards everybody and manifests as spontaneous service.
– Swami Ramdas

Our Responsibility to Life

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
– The Dalai Lama
What is my responsibility?

What is my responsibility?

All of Life Is Holy

Lips of breaking waves

Lips of breaking waves

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.

– Terry Tempest Williams, from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)

Shall I Become a Lighthouse?

May I become an island for those seeking dry land
A lamp for those needing light,
A place of rest for those who desire one,
And a servant for those needing service.

–  Shantideva

And may I become a lighthouse when need be

And may I become a lighthouse when need be

Knowing God

If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created.

– Meister Eckhart

And what a delightful world with the gold finch in it!

And what a delightful world with the gold finch in it!


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