Friday, September 4, 2015

Where You Are


Do all you can,
with what you have,
in the time you have,
in the place where you are.

~ Nkosi Johnson

Thursday, September 3, 2015

And Could It Be More

In the other room I hear
my father snoring
and imagine how
he’s stood before
outside my door
and listened
to my tides of sleep
with, could it be,
as much love for me
as I have now for him—
his shore is my shore,
our heart sails
open.

~ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fearless


Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, 
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, 
but for the heart to conquer it.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Light


Light, my light, the world- filling light, the
eye-kissing light, the heart-sweetening light:

Ah, the light dances, my Darling, at the
center of my life; the light strikes, my Darling, the
chords of my love; the sky opens; the wind runs
wild; laughter passes over the earth.

The butterflies spread their sails on the sea
of light. Lilies and jasmine surge up on the crest of
the waves of light.

The light is shatteres into gold on every cloud,
my Darling, and it scatters gems in profusion.

Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my Darling,
and gladness without measure. The heaven's river
has drowned its banks, and the flood of joy is
abroad.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, August 31, 2015

Gentleness and Strength


Nothing is so strong as gentleness 
and nothing is so gentle as real strength. 

~ Ralph W. Sockman

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thanks


Rejoice always, pray constantly, 
and in all circumstances give thanks. 

- The Desert Fathers

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nature of Mind


What is the nature of mind like? 
Imagine a sky, empty, spacious, 
and pure from the beginning; 
its essence is like this. 
Imagine a sun, luminous, clear, 
unobstructed, and spontaneously present; 
its nature is like this. 
Imagine that sun shining out impartially 
on us and all things, penetrating all directions; 
its energy, which is the manifestation of compassion, is like this: 
Nothing can obstruct it, and it pervades everywhere. 

~ Sogyal Rinpoche