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The Friend of God

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like that of the earth. – Bayazid

Wednesday of Hope – Defining Hope

We define hope not as something you have, but something you do. You can see what you want to choose. You take a step and then another step, and you join people who are making that a reality. With that understanding of hope, active… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Defining Hope”

An Ocean in a Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Eihei Dogen

Be the Ocean Waving

Every wave on the ocean is the whole ocean waving. So, the ocean of being waves every one of us, and we are its waves. – Alan Watts

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is with You

Hope Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate. You cannot enter.… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is with You”

Everything Has Beauty

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

Shall We Stay or Shall We Go?

Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain. – Mary Catherine Bateson  

Discovering the Threads

Catastrophe is the essence of the spiritual path, a series of breakdowns allowing us to discover the threads that weave all of life into a whole cloth. – Roshi Joan Halifax, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

Wonder in a Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Dogen Zenji excerpt from Genjokoan, trans.… Continue Reading “Wonder in a Drop of Water”

Sparks of God’s Brilliance

All living beings are, so to speak, sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance. These sparks mere from God like rays of the sun.  – Hildegard of Bingen