Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009


When you stop looking for something,
you see it right in front of you.

Eleanor Coppola

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Guided by my heritage of a love of beauty and respect for strength – in search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.

Alice Walker

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.

Brenda Ueland

Friday, August 28, 2009


Whatever and however things are said and done and got here, I will decide that everything stops right in front of me; and then, I decide that there will be no hatred or other negative and destructive things that will be uttered by me.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Sincere Life


Mahatma Ghandi [1869-1948]

     If you ask people in India why is it that Mahatma Gandhi was able to
     do what he did in India, they will say they followed him because of
     his absolute sincerity. … Any time he made a mistake, even in his
     personal life, or even a decision that he made in the independence
     struggle, he came out in public and said, “I made a mistake.”

       Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-1968]

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Selfless Service

Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind. … The ignorant work for their own profit; the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves. … Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion.

The Bhagavad Gita

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


For thousands of years we have gathered in circle –
around fires, around bodies, around altars –
because we can’t do this alone.

Wayne Muller

Monday, August 24, 2009


To journey without being changed is to be a nomad.
To change without journeying is to be a chameleon.
To journey and be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim.

Mark Nepo, The Exquisite Risk

Sunday, August 23, 2009


The church says: The body is a sin.
Science says: The body is a machine.
Advertising says: The body is a business.
The Body says: I am a fiesta.

Eduardo Galeano

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cup of Clay

   You say you can't create something original? Don't
   worry about it. Make a cup of clay so your brother
   can drink.


Friday, August 21, 2009

On This Day

On This Day

God, on this day
I welcome you into my heart.
I ask you for the patience
and wisdom,
for the light and understanding
to help others, to help myself,
to allow me the strength
to make my life worthy and meaningful
as you have intended it to be.

Corrine de Winter

Thursday, August 20, 2009


We behold what we are,
and we are what we behold.

Ruysbroeck, Medival mystic

We live in what we love.

St. John of the Cross, Medival mystic

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Being Human

We are not cabin dwellers, born to a life cramped and confined; we are meant to explore, to seek, to push the limits of our potential as human beings. The world of the sense is just a base camp: we are meant to be as much at home in consciousness as in the world of physical reality.

Eknath Easwaran

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Threshold Time

Who we become, depends upon the choices we make. At particular times in our lives, really significant choices are made that shape our fate. When we are in a threshold time, what we decide to do determines what comes next.

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Monday, August 17, 2009


Originally uploaded by rchoephoto

To find love I must enter into the sanctuary where it is hidden, which is the mystery of God.

Thomas Merton

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hope not only meets despair in equal measure, it drowns it.

James Maskalyk, Six Months in Sudan

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Autumn to winter, winter into spring,
Spring into summer, summer into —
So rolls the changing year, and so we change;
Motion so swift, we know not that we move.

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Friday, August 14, 2009

Be Still

In the rush and noise of life,
as you have intervals,
step within yourself

and be still.
Wait upon God
and feel his good presence;
this will carry you through your day's business.

Be Still, William Penn

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The silence, like all silences, was made poignant and distinct by its sounds.

Annie Dillard, An American Childhood

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Getting Lost

Some things we have only as long as they remain lost, some things are not lost only so long as they are distant.

Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost