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Posts from the ‘Spirituality’ Category

Not Made in the Shade

Flowers are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.  

– Rudyard Kipling

Wednesday of Hope – I Believe that People Are Good

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart

– Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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What Is Enough?

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough?

– Kent Neburn

Wednesday of Hope – Hold Fast to Dreams

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.

– Langston Hughes

Planting and Reaping

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.

– Meister Eckhart

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Unrealistic

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful.

– Paul Hawken

Bring forth a Flower

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.

– Shigenori Kameoka