The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.
- Joseph Campbell
Getting in rhythm with the flight of the geese
If what we need is here within creation, this does not mean that the presence of God will suddenly become obvious to us. As we have already seen, though God is in all things and underpins them as their animating source and destiny, at the same time we must admit that God is not to be reduced to or identified with anything in creation. God is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. God is transcendent.
- The Dark Night of the Soil an essay in Wendell Berry and Religion, edited by Joel James Shuman and L. Roger Owens
A little wisdom from the late Phyllis Diller:
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
And I daresay that what child doesn’t smile (and scream with delight) when riding along the curves of a roller coaster!
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Dawn brings the light after the dark of night
Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans.
- Mahmûd Shabistarî,
Can we even imagine all that is contained in a drop of water?