Tag: poppy

For a Mind Clear as Water

In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light – Eihei Dogen

Everything Has Beauty

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

Love Radiating like a Flower

  Just as a flower gives out its fragrance to whomsoever approaches or uses it, so love from within us radiates towards everybody and manifests as spontaneous service. – Swami Ramdas

The Mark of Wisdom

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. – Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Let Go

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you aren’t afraid of dying, there is nothing you can’t achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the master carpenter’s place.  When… Continue Reading “Let Go”

A Thought to Remember in the Dry Passes of Our Lives

Dryness promotes the formation of flower buds…flowering is, after all, not an aesthetic contribution, but a survival mechanism. – Ann Haymond Zwinger, The Mysterious Lands

The Work of Angels

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow, grow.” – The Talmud

Beginners

Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov Beginners (Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla) “From too much love of living, Hope and desire set free, Even the weariest river Winds somewhere to the sea—“ But we… Continue Reading “Beginners”

Let Us Learn from the Poppy

We see, contained in a simple poppy: grace, abundance, joy, hope, generosity . . . the list goes on. And we receive blessing when we open our hearts to that poppy and all she offers. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is… Continue Reading “Let Us Learn from the Poppy”

Do We Miss the Wonder that Surrounds Us?

 Rachel Naomi Remen asks us: Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Oh Holy One, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your Presence, like lightning, illumines the darkness in which… Continue Reading “Do We Miss the Wonder that Surrounds Us?”