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Posts tagged ‘reflection’

Secrets at Dawn

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
–  Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – Tipping the Scales

In a world of injustice, God once and for all tips the scales in the favor of hope.

– Max Lucado

Wednesday of Hope – Facing Life’s Challenges

Even when life challenges us, it’s a gift beyond all measure.

– Parker Palmer

True Miracles

The true miracle isn’t walking on water or walking in air. Simply walking on this earth.

– Thích Nhất Hạnh

May My Heart Shine

As the Sun shines upon my heart, so may my heart shine upon others!

– The Upanishads

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

Wednesday of Hope – I Do the Dance – I Must

Part of the Symphony I serve. I do the dance I must. I plant trees, but I am not the doer of this work. I am the facilitator, the instrument—I am one part of the symphony. I know there is an overall scheme to this symphony that I cannot understand. In some way, we are each playing our own part. It is not for me to judge or criticize the life or work of another. All I know is that this is my dance. I would plant trees today even if I knew for certain that the world would end tomorrow.

– Balbir Matbur, Heron Dance Interview (Issue 11)