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No Strangers

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.

– Kobayashi Issa

Wednesday of Hope – Always Dream

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.

– Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

Seeing God in All Things

Either we acknowledge that God is in all things, or we have lost the basis for seeing God in anything.

– Richard Rohr

Wednesday of Hope – The Power of Goodness

A good deed doesn’t just evaporate and disappear. Its consequences saturate the universe and the goodness that happens somewhere, anywhere, helps in the transfiguration of the ugliness.

– Desmond Tutu

Wisdom of the Guest

The Guest

The Guest is inside you, and also inside me;
You know the sprout is hidden inside the seed.
We are all struggling; none of us has gone far.
Let your arrogance go and look around inside.

The blue sky opens out further and farther,
The daily sense of failure goes away.
The damage I have done to myself fades.
A million suns come forward with light.
When I sit firmly in that world.

–Kabir

Wednesday of Hope – Deep Trust

Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage.

– David Steindal-Rast

Doors of Perception

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

– Aldous Huxley