The Breath of Love in Us

“As timely as a river God’s timeless life passes
Into this world. It passes/
Through bodies, giving life,
And past them, giving death.
The secret fish leaps up Into the light and is
Again darkened. The sun
Comes from the dark, it lights
The always passing river,
Shines on the great-branched tree,
And goes. Longing and dark,
We are completely filled
With breath of love, in us
Forever incomplete.”

  • Wendell Berry, Given: Poems

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When to Plant a Tree

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

  • Chinese Proverb

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Awash in Mystery

“Our planet is awash in the gentle light and shadow of an impenetrable Mystery; it is time, in spite of all our vaunted learning and might, to kneel at the rim of the abyss of our profound unknowing.”

  • Marv and Nancy Hiles, All the Days of My Life

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Flower of Gratitude

“Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls.”

  • Pope Francis

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Trusting our Creativity

“When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment – an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things.”

  • Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

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Mystery of Hope

“Are we not called to communicate a mystery of hope to those around us by the lives we lead?”

  • Br. Roger of Taize, Thin Places, 2010

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Finding Meaning

“A monk asked Zhaozhou, ‘What is the living meaning of Zen?.’    Zhaozhou said, “The oak tree in the courtyard.”

  • Case 37 from the Mumonkan (Wumenguan) Collection of Zen Koans 

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Gratitude

“Gratitude for the teachings of the enlightened ones,/ gratitude for the wonders of nature,/ gratitude for the charity of human beings,/ gratitude for the opportunity to practice . . .”

  • John Stevens, The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

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The Privilege of Being Alive Now

“Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of our world.”

  • Joanna Macy

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True Freedom

“When you look at getting stuck in traffic as an opportunity to slow down (literally!), it can seem like more of a blessing than a nightmare. Getting stressed out won’t make those cars go any faster. Finding ways to enjoy it is a lot more rewarding. It makes it feel less like wasting time.”

  • Brad Warner

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