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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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – The Light Always Returns”

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

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”

An Ocean in a 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 – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope. ~Maya Angelou

Everything Has Beauty

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

Discovering the Threads

Catastrophe is the essence of the spiritual path, a series of breakdowns allowing us to discover the threads that weave all of life into a whole cloth. – Roshi Joan Halifax, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 7

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. – Anne Lamott