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Sensing the Rareness of Life

The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while.

– Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi

The Courage of Wisdom

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries;the man of courage is never afraid.

– Confucius


Be of one mind


Wisdom from the Poet Maya Angelou

Everyone born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity.
– Maya Angelou


Wisps of Glory!

Wisdom from Joan Chittister

Mystery is what happens to us when we allow life to evolve rather than having to make it happen all the time. . . . Just to see. Just to notice. Just to be there.

• Joan Chittister in The Gift of Years


To notice the light

Beauty in Unexpected Places

Turkey walking down the road

Turkey walking down the road

We know that God loves beauty, for the Almighty allows it to flourish everywhere, even in unexpected places.

– Ben Zion Bosker

I Await

“Expectans Expectavi”, by Anne Ridler
The candid freezing season again:
Candle and cracker, needles of fir and frost;
Carols that through the night air pass, piercing
The glassy husk of heart and heaven;
Children’s faces white in the pane, bright in the tree-light.
I await

I await – Expectavi

And the waiting season again,
That begs a crust and suffers joy vicariously:
In bodily starvation now, in the spirit’s exile always.
O might the hilarious reign of love begin, let in
Like carols from the cold
The lost who crowd the pane, numb outcasts into welcome.
Source: Collected Poems, Anne Ridler. Manchester: Carcanet, 1997. Found on the Education for Justice website.

Walk Gently upon the Earth

Who might be hiding behind the grass and the thistle that needs my attention?

Who might be hiding behind the grass and the thistle that needs my attention?

When I walk through thy woods, may my right foot and my left foot be harmless to the little creatures that move in its grasses: as it is said by the mouth of thy prophet: They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain.

– Rabbi Moshe Hakotun