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For a Mind Clear as Water

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

Wednesday of Hope – Defining Hope

We define hope not as something you have, but something you do. You can see what you want to choose. You take a step and then another step, and you join people who are making that a reality. With that understanding of hope, active… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Defining Hope”

Everything Has Beauty

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius

Nature and Wisdom

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. – Juvenal  

Share a Kind Word Today

A kind word is like a spring day. • Russian Proverb

A Thought to Remember in the Dry Passes of Our Lives

Dryness promotes the formation of flower buds…flowering is, after all, not an aesthetic contribution, but a survival mechanism. – Ann Haymond Zwinger, The Mysterious Lands

How to Find Peace

According to Brother David Steindl-Rast, We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart.  

Silence Gives us a New Perspective

I share a piece of wisdom from Mother Teresa today. The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. – Blessed Mother Teresa.

Do We Miss the Wonder that Surrounds Us?

 Rachel Naomi Remen asks us: Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Oh Holy One, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your Presence, like lightning, illumines the darkness in which… Continue Reading “Do We Miss the Wonder that Surrounds Us?”