Wisdom of Thoreau

I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment enough to watch the progress of the seasons?

– Henry David Thoreau, Journal entry 1841

Wakening to Oneness – We Are God Sparks!

All living beings are, so to speak, sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance. These sparks mere from God like rays of the sun.

– Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

Take Your Time Today

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

– Lao Tzu

Wakening to Oneness – The Drop Is the Ocean

We feel like separate water droplets but we are also ocean.

– Jane Hirshfield

Wednesday of Hope – Do Not Be Dismayed

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended,
Not with time, as they say, but with intention,
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.

– L.R. Knost

Awakening to the Sun

O Great Spirit, I awake to another sun, grateful for gifts bestowed, granted one by one.

– Twylah Nitsch

Wakening to Oneness – One Loom

Heaven and earth are threads from one loom.

– Shaker proverb

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Amidst Fear and Loss

When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers’ keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear, and loss.

– Rebecca Solnit

Be Surprised

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

– Alice Walker