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 …

Poems, Prayers, Seasons

Midsummer Prayer …

In midsummer, under the luminous sky of everlasting light, the laced structures of thought fall away like the filigrees of the white diaphanous dandelion turned pure white and ghostly, hovering at the edge of its own insubstantial discovery in flight. I’ll do the same, watch the shimmering dispersal of tented seeds lodge in the tangled… Continue reading Midsummer Prayer …

Poems

Pearl Making …

My soul tells me, we were all broken from the same name -- less heart, and every living thing wakes with a piece of that original heart aching its way into blossom. This is why we know each other below our strangeness, why when we fall, we lift each other, or when in pain, we… Continue reading Pearl Making …

Seasons

Spring Meditation: Awakening The Heart From Its Ancient Sleep …

All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God like the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible? — Hildegard of Bingen O, You who are ever giving life to all life, moving all creatures,… Continue reading Spring Meditation: Awakening The Heart From Its Ancient Sleep …

Prayers, Quotes

Keep The Lamp Burning …

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. — Mother Teresa of Calcutta‎‎ You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree,give it water,and make it survive. That's what makes the difference. — Wangari Maathai The ordinary acts we practice every… Continue reading Keep The Lamp Burning …

Quotes

Greet The Day Gently And With Utmost Care …

Morning is untamed. The body is not quite ready; the mind is half dreaming. This is all the more reason to greet the day gently and with utmost care. What do you do the in the first sixty seconds of your morning? Is your mind filled with thoughts and worries about the day ahead? Do… Continue reading Greet The Day Gently And With Utmost Care …

Quotes

Feeding the Soul’s Longing for Life …

[As] you eat, know that you are feeding more than just a body. You are feeding the soul's longing for life, its timeless desire to learn the lessons of earthly existence — love and hate, pleasure and pain, fear and faith, illusion and truth — through the vehicle of food. Ultimately, the most important aspect… Continue reading Feeding the Soul’s Longing for Life …

Prayers

Prayer For Myself …

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Siddhārtha Gautama Lord, I am guilty of neglect.… Continue reading Prayer For Myself …