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What Is Our Destiny?

The destiny of humans cannot be separated from the destiny of Earth.

-Thomas Berry

Wednesday of Hope – Ash Wednesday

On this Ash Wednesday, what more can we hope to be than this?

Strive to be uncynical, to be a hope-giving force, to be a steward of substance.

– Maria Popova

Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

― Václav Havel

How immense are those mountains? It’s hard to tell from a distance.

Seeing through the Beloved’s Eyes

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Borrow the Beloved’s eyes. Look through them and you’ll see the Beloved’s face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom…things you have hated will become helpers.
–  Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, We Are Three

Let Us Live the Questions

We live on the brink of disaster because we do not know how to let life alone. We do not respect the living and fruitful contradictions and paradoxes of which true life is full.
– Thomas Merton
How could we not but leave this alone?

                                                                  How could we not but leave this alone?

Life Is Your Art

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film.
– 
Ansel Adams
One can't think of Ansel Adams without thinking of black and white photography

One can’t think of Ansel Adams without thinking of black and white photography

How Far Have You Traveled?

The peaks of the Grand Tetons

The peaks of the Grand Tetons

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

– Henry Ward Beecher