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Our Companions

There is a trough in waves, A low spot Where horizon disappears And only sky And water Are our company. – Judy Brown, From the poem “Trough” – book The Sea Accepts All Rivers

Qualities of God’s Friends

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, Tadhkirat

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 – Diving for Pearls

When the waves close over me, I dive down to fish for pearls. – Masha Kaleko

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  

All of Life Is Holy

The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves. – Terry Tempest Williams, from Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)

The Gift of the Breath

Every breath we draw is a gift of God’s love; every moment of existence is a grace. – Thomas Merton

The Avowal

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. The Avowal As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float… Continue Reading “The Avowal”

Am I to Lose You?

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Louisa Sarah Bevington. Am I to Lose You? ‘Am I to lose you now?’ The words were light; You spoke them, hardly seeking a reply, That day I bid you quietly ‘Good-bye,’ And sought to… Continue Reading “Am I to Lose You?”