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Wednesday of Hope – Breathing Hope

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

– Arundhati Roy

Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude

Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!

– Rainer Maria Rilke

This Day

Everyday, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my heart out to others for the benefit of all beings.

– His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama

Wednesday of Hope – The Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.

– Anais Nin

 

Wednesday of Hope – for the Next Generation


The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wednesday of Hope – Resilience, Resistance, Tenacity

Optimism  

More and more I have come to admire resilience.
Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam
returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous
tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side,
it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true.
But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,
mitochondria, figs — all this resinous, unretractable earth.

– Jane Hirshfield, Given Sugar, Given Salt

Acting Compassionately Naturally

When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do.

– Rachel Naomi Remen