Interreligious, Quotes

Make Of Yourself A Light …

“Make of yourself a light,” said the Buddha, before he died. I think of this every morning as the east begins to tear off its many clouds of darkness, to send up the first signal — a white fan streaked with pink and violet, even green. An old man, he lay down between two sala… Continue reading Make Of Yourself A Light …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Preciousness of Every Moment …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out in the vast field of Light And let it breathe. — Hafiz from I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy   Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a… Continue reading Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Interreligious, Quotes

Better Than If There Were Thousands Of Meaningless Words …

... the beginning is faith, the end is love, and the union of the two is God. — St. Irenaeus (quote from Early Christian Writings)Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without… Continue reading Better Than If There Were Thousands Of Meaningless Words …

Quotes

Say Yes …

What if Just for a moment We stop And allow ourselves to believe That we are perfect Not just enough For that suggests a limitation in itself, Perfect Unimaginably dazzling Clothed in potential and possibility Howling with joyous abandonment For the richness of the landscape That frames our life Dancing every step Whether winds are… Continue reading Say Yes …

Interreligious, Quotes

Are You Brave Enough to Awaken? …

In the end, the goal does not rest on being successful or even happy.  It's about finding a way through the layers of resistance that keeps us frightened and small.  Waking up to our deepest nature, we see life as it is and ourselves as we truly are.  We finally see what's possible.  —  Paula D'Arcy from… Continue reading Are You Brave Enough to Awaken? …

Interreligious, Quotes

Choosing To Let Go, Choosing To Forgive …

You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding. You are peace and joy and light. You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion. You are the deepest wisdom and the… Continue reading Choosing To Let Go, Choosing To Forgive …

Interreligious, Quotes

New Ways of Thinking …

If your purpose is only about you, it has no branches. If it is only about the rest of the world, it has no roots. That is why learning through the wounds in our history, the moments when our essential needs were not met in some very basic ways, are moments that stand still in… Continue reading New Ways of Thinking …

Interreligious, Quotes

Forgiveness Releases Us from the Power of Fear …

Anger, blame, conflict, and resentment arise from our fear. When we are afraid, our body tightens, our heart is constricted, our mind is possessed. We cannot live wisely. Forgiveness releases us from the power of fear. It allows us to see with kindly eyes and rest in a wise heart. Live in joy, in love,… Continue reading Forgiveness Releases Us from the Power of Fear …