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Wednesday of Hope – Pessimist? Optimist? Realist?

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

– William A. Ward

Qualities of God’s Friends

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth.

– Bayazid, Tadhkirat

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 – Not Fearful of the Night

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

– Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Wednesday of Hope – Look for the Light

There is light in the darkness. You just have to find it.

– bell hooks

Wednesday of Hope – The Light Always Returns

There is a perfectly still moment right before dawn, when the sun gathers itself and then steps into the dark world and everything is so filled with light that any doubts from that long night are barely a memory. It is the way of all things that the night ends and the light returns. The light always returns.

– Brian Andreas, Story People

The Friend of God

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth.

– Bayazid