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Wednesday of Hope – No Mud, No Lotus

It takes mud for the lotus to become itself, and the greater the mud in your life, the greater the lotus blossom.

– Jakusho Kwong, No Beginning, No End

The Color of Life

What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.

– Joshua Foer

Wednesday of Hope – Facing Our Fears

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

– Rabindranath Tagore

There Is Magic

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

– Loren Eiseley

Wednesday of Hope – What is this Darkness?

What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb, but the darkness of the womb?

– Valarie Kaur

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.

– A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

Wednesday of Hope – Staring Despair in the Face

Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair.

– Mary Jean Irion, Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation