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Wednesday of Hope – The Power of Goodness

A good deed doesn’t just evaporate and disappear. Its consequences saturate the universe and the goodness that happens somewhere, anywhere, helps in the transfiguration of the ugliness.

– Desmond Tutu

Wisdom of the Guest

The Guest

The Guest is inside you, and also inside me;
You know the sprout is hidden inside the seed.
We are all struggling; none of us has gone far.
Let your arrogance go and look around inside.

The blue sky opens out further and farther,
The daily sense of failure goes away.
The damage I have done to myself fades.
A million suns come forward with light.
When I sit firmly in that world.

–Kabir

Wednesday of Hope – To Risk Opening

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.

– Anais Nin

Life Is a Garden

life is a garden, not a road
we enter and exit through the same gate
wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice

– Bokonon

For a Mind Clear as Water

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

– Eihei Dogen

Not Made in the Shade

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

– Rudyard Kipling

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