Loving What Is Before Us

“Here is the world: beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”

  • Frederick Buechner

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Finding Sacredness

“The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself.”

  • Richard Nelson

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Listen to Earth

“The single most important thing right now is to listen to the earth.”

  • Dahr Jamail

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The Book of Creation

“It is important to return to the book of creation as the book of God because creation expresses God. Creation is not a backdrop for human drama but the disclosure of God’s identity.”

  • Ilia Delio

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Listen to the Birds

“I don’t know anything about consciousness. I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.”

  • Shunryu Suzuki 

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To Be Alive

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.”

  • Joanna Macy

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Be a Lifeboat

“Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”

  • Rumi
Or be a lighthouse!

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Look!

Let me keep company always with those who say 

“Look!” and laugh in astonishment, 

and bow their heads.

  • Mary Oliver, “Mysteries, Yes”

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Nirvana Is Here

“We do not see that our life right here, right now, is nirvana. Maybe we think that nirvana is a place where there are no problems, no more delusions. Maybe we think nirvana is something very beautiful, something unattainable. We always think nirvana is something very different from our own life.”

  • Taezan Maezumi, Appreciate Your Life
Lotus Blossom at Chicago Botanic Garden

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Stillness

Such stillness

the cries of the cicadas

sink into the rocks

  • Basho
Chicago Botanic Gardens

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