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Posts from the ‘Spirituality’ Category

Our Sparkling World

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday of Hope – Embrace Radical Presence

The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world.

– Joanna Macy

Wednesday of Hope – Possibilities

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.

– Noam Chomsky

Qualities of God’s Friends

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth.

– Bayazid, Tadhkirat

Wednesday of Hope – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope.

– Maya Angelou

For a Mind Clear as Water

In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light

– Eihei Dogen

Wednesday of Hope – Not Losing Hope

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

– Dalai Lama