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The Paradox of Strength and Fragility

Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity. – Simone Weil

Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth

The deep truth about matter, which neither Descartes nor Newton realized, is that, over the course of four billion years, molten rocks transformed themselves into monarch butterflies, blue herons, and the exalted music of Mozart. Ignorant of this stupendous process, we fell into the… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth”

Wakening to Oneness – What Affects One, Affects All

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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… Continue Reading “Wisdom of the Guest”

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? –… Continue Reading “What Is Enough?”