Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Suffering


It isn’t the things that are happening to us that cause us to suffer.
It’s what we say to ourselves about the things that are happening.

~ Pema Chodron

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wonders of our Lives


Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive
with one another, we walk here
in the light of this unlikely world
that isn’t ours for long.
May we spend generously
the time we are given.
May we enact our responsibilities
as thoroughly as we enjoy
our pleasures. May we see with clarity,
may we seek a vision
that serves all beings, may we honor
the mystery surpassing our sight,
and may we hold in our hands
the gift of good work
and bear it forth whole, as we
were borne forth by a power we praise
to this one Earth, this homeland of all we love.

~  John Daniel

Monday, June 27, 2016

Silence


Thoughts will lead you in circles. 
Silence will bring you back to your center.

~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

i carry your heart


i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

~ e.e. cummings

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Prayer for Peace


I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the highest source.
I salute that source in you.
Let us work together.
For unity and peace.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Music


The man who has many answers
is often found
in the theaters of imagination
where he offers, graciously,
his deep findings.

While the man who has only questions,
to comfort himself, makes music.

~ Mary Oliver