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Wisdom of the Guest

The Guest

The Guest is inside you, and also inside me;
You know the sprout is hidden inside the seed.
We are all struggling; none of us has gone far.
Let your arrogance go and look around inside.

The blue sky opens out further and farther,
The daily sense of failure goes away.
The damage I have done to myself fades.
A million suns come forward with light.
When I sit firmly in that world.

–Kabir

Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart

Courage comes from the French word, Coeur, which means “heart.”
In order to travel from clinging to letting go, we have to “take heart.”
The heart is the seat of the will. 
This is the place God awakens,’
the place where the gentle uprooting takes place.

– Sue Monk Kidd

How to Discover the World

And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,
no matter how long,
but only by a spiritual journey,
a journey of one inch,
very arduous and humbling and joyful,
by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,
and learn to be at home.

– Wendell Berry

Life Is a Garden

life is a garden, not a road
we enter and exit through the same gate
wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice

– Bokonon

Wednesday of Hope – Hold Fast to Dreams

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.

– Langston Hughes

Wednesday of Hope – Wait

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, 
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.

– T.S. Eliott

Finding a Joyous Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.

– Rumi