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May I Be a Lamp

May I become an island for those seeking dry land A lamp for those needing light, A place of rest for those who desire one, And a servant for those needing service. – Shantideva

Quiet Moments are Special

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

No Strangers

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

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…

Hear the Snowflake in the Silence

May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation. – David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – What Stands Against Us?

Not one single atom opposes us. – Hongzhi Zhengue

Every Morning New

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. – Paul Brunton

Wednesday of Hope – Look for the Light

There is light in the darkness. You just have to find it. – bell hooks

An Ocean in a Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Eihei Dogen

Sensing the Rareness of Life

The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while. –…