Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Be Still

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; 
wait without love,
for love would be love for the wrong thing; 
there is yet faith
but the faith and the love and the hope 
are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought.
So the darkness shall be the light, and the 
stillness the dancing.



~ T.S. Eliot

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quiet

I lay myself down
on the welcoming
ground, the earth's
spine becoming mine.
Peace seeps into
heavy limbs and
slows my heartbeat
to the pace of
nature. I take refuge
in the quiet, and let
my burdens go,
one by one, until
the earth and I
both float in the
same vast and
holy silence.

~ Danna Faulds

Monday, April 21, 2014

Connect

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. 

~ E. M. Forster

Friday, April 18, 2014

Joy

The beating heart
of the universe
is holy joy.

~ Martin Buber

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Best You've Got

People are often unreasonable,
illogical, and self-centered;
forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness,
others may be jealous;
be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
do good anyway.
If you give the world the best you have,
it may never be enough;
give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
~ Karl Menninger

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Luminous

The world shines about me,
luminous as the moon, smiling like a rose,
and a sweet benediction
flows through everything existing.
How beautiful life is.

I marvel at people who are not in love with life.

~ Hamza El Din

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Best Season

Ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.

If your mind isn't clouded
by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-Men