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Posts tagged ‘waves’

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

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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

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All of Life Is Holy

Lips of breaking waves

Lips of breaking waves

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

Breathing in . . . Breathing out . . .

Breathing in . . .
Breathing out . . .

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

– Thomas Merton