Prayers, Quotes

The Buoyancy of Hope (COVID Vaccine) …

May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors that this endeavor bring healing, for You are the generous healer. Siddur Edot HaMizrach from Assorted Blessings and Prayers (Hebrew Text) A Prayer for Receiving the COVID Vaccine I have been praying for this day and now it is here!With great excitement,… Continue reading The Buoyancy of Hope (COVID Vaccine) …

Prayers, Quotes

Prayer for Courage & Compassion (Morning Prayer) …

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easyanswers, and begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mysteryand paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes andconsequences that are inherent in each experience—to appreciate the factthat life is complex. — M. Scott Peck from The Road Less… Continue reading Prayer for Courage & Compassion (Morning Prayer) …

Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Dawn’s Altar (New Year’s Meditation) …

I place on the altar of dawn: The quiet loyalty of breath, The tent of thought where I shelter, Waves of desire I am shore to And all beauty drawn to the eye. May my mind come alive today To the invisible geography That invites me to new frontiers, To break the dead shell of… Continue reading Dawn’s Altar (New Year’s Meditation) …

Quotes

The Way Out Of Fear …

Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The… Continue reading The Way Out Of Fear …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons, Vocations

Give Up All The Other Worlds Except The One To Which You Belong (New Year’s Eve) …

You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. ―David Whyte… Continue reading Give Up All The Other Worlds Except The One To Which You Belong (New Year’s Eve) …

Prayers, Quotes

Blessing of Courage …

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope… Continue reading Blessing of Courage …

Quotes

The Language of the Heart …

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying. — Sarah Dessen Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. — Thich Nhat Hanh Learn to… Continue reading The Language of the Heart …

Poems, Quotes

Leaving …

We did not come to remain whole. We came to lose our leaves like the trees, The trees that are broken And start again, drawing up on great roots ... — Robert Bly ("A Home In Dark Grass") from The Light Around the Body We take one step at a time when we leave a love, a… Continue reading Leaving …

Quotes, Seasons

New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …

... every moment is a new beginning, every handshake a promise. I know that every quest implicates the other, just as every word can become prayer. If life is not a celebration, why remember it? If life — mine or that of my fellow man — is not an offering to the other, what are we… Continue reading New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …