Quotes, Vocations

In Search Of Our True Self …

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty. To find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a… Continue reading In Search Of Our True Self …

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) …

Interreligious, Quotes

A Day of Silence Can Be A Pilgrimage In Itself …

We were both silent, each waiting for the other to speak, but speech is not the only means of understanding between two souls.  It is not the syllables that come from lips and tongues that bring hearts together. There is something greater and purer than what the mouth utters. Silence illuminates our souls, whispers to… Continue reading A Day of Silence Can Be A Pilgrimage In Itself …

Media, Poems

Five Essential Questions In Life …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW0NguMGIbE Late Fragment And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. — Raymond Carver from A New Path to the Waterfall The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the… Continue reading Five Essential Questions In Life …

Poems, Quotes

The Force of Kindness …

A man crosses the street in rain, stepping gently, looking two times north and south, because his son is asleep on his shoulder. No car must splash him. No card drive too near to his shadow. This man carries the world's most sensitive cargo but he's not marked. Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE, HANDLE… Continue reading The Force of Kindness …