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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


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Love Radiating like a Flower

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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

Is anything as beautiful as the common poppy?

Is anything as beautiful as the common poppy?

 

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 you handle the master carpenter’s tools,
chances are that you’ll cut yourself. 

 – Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell

This poppy is nearly spent, but still it opens itself gladly to the new day

This poppy is nearly spent, but still it opens itself gladly to the new day

 

A Thought to Remember in the Dry Passes of Our Lives

I am always amazed at flowers blooming in the desert

I am always amazed at flowers blooming in the desert

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
Every blade of grass - and every poppy and purple flower too!

Every blade of grass – and every poppy and purple flower too!