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Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in Chaos

Whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. – Septima Clark

The Job of a Lighthouse

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. – Anne Lamott

Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hopefulness Is Not Romantic”

Whole Worlds of Wonder even in a Single Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Eihei Dogen

Wednesday of Hope – Staring Despair in the Face

Faith is crumpling and throwing away everything, proposition by proposition, until nothing is left, and then writing a new proposition, your very own, to throw in the teeth of despair. – Mary Jean Irion, Yes, World: A Mosaic of Meditation

Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful in Bad Times

      To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful in Bad Times”

Wednesday of Hope – Which Does Not Depend on Hopes

Faith leads to beliefs, just as hope leads to hopes. Yet faith does not depend on beliefs, nor does hope depend on hopes. – David Steindl-Rast

Music Gives Wings

Music…gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything. – Plato

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 8

It is hard to have hope. It is harder as you grow old, for hope must not depend on feeling good and there is the dream of loneliness at absolute midnight. You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope . . . . 8”