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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 hope… Hope is a verb. It was a verb. Then, you are acting, even when you’re feeling hopeless.

– Joanna Macy

Everything Has Beauty

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

– Confucius


Nature and Wisdom

What does nature say?

What does nature say?

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

I am always amazed at flowers blooming in the desert

I am always amazed at flowers blooming in the desert

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.

May our season of Thanksgiving have brought us a grateful and peaceful heart