Saturday, October 31, 2009


Writers know that when we write, we feel the world move; it is flexible, crammed wih possibilities.

David Grossman

Friday, October 30, 2009

Where God Begins

When you come to an end, that's where God begins.

Reb Albert Lewis, Mitch Albom' s have a little faith: a true story

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Life 5

A man's life is nothing but an extended trek through the detours of art to recapture those one or two moments when his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Everyone is an artist.  Each person brings sound out of silence and coaxes the invisible to become visible.

John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Monday, October 26, 2009

Being Whole

     I believe the only way we can be whole, healthy, 
     happy persons is to learn to forgive.

        Desmond Tutu, No Future Without Forgiveness

Saturday, October 24, 2009


He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sun rise.

William Blake

Friday, October 23, 2009


Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less.

Robin Sharma

Thursday, October 22, 2009


How will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you?

Plato, Meno

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Being Woman

Any woman who wants to be equal to a man has no ambition.

a car bumper sticker seen by Archbishop Tutu, No Future Without Forgiveness

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Celtic Prayer

I arise today
through the strength of heaven, light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightening,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.

"St Patrick's Breastplate/The Deer's Cry," translated by Kuno Meyer in Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donouhe

Sunday, October 18, 2009


We are not going to win the masses to Christianity until we live it.

Dorothy Day, December 1961

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Imperative of Humanity

To make pain real is the task of the writer.  To pursue the end of pain is the imperative of humanity.

Alice Sebold

Friday, October 16, 2009


To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast ocean of truth lie undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Blessing of Solitude

May you recognize in your life the presence, power, and light of your soul.
May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.  ...
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride, and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.

John O'Donohue, A Blessing of Solitude, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Divine Peace-Bringer,
take what is jagged in my relationships,
and transform it with your grace.
I will do my best to bid farewell
to whatever keeps me from inner peace.
Help me bring your enduring harmony
into every part of my existence.
I open the door of my heart to you.
I open the door.

Joyce Rupp, The Open Door

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The true leader must at some point or other convince her or his followers that she or he is in this whole business not for self-aggrandizement but for the sake of others.

Desmond Tutu, No Futuer Without Forgiveness

Sunday, October 11, 2009


The imagination is the great friend of the unknown.  Endlessly, it invokes and releases the power of possibility.

John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Will to Live

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wounds of the Spirit

Die Wunden des Geistes Heilen, ohne dass Narben bleiben.

The wounds of the spirit heal and leave no scars.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009


When you cease to fear your solitude, a new creativity awakens in you.  ...  You come home to yourself and learn to rest within.

John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I think that maybe
I will be a little surer
of being a little nearer.
That's all.  Eternity
is in the understanding
that little is more than enough.

R. S. Thomas

Friday, October 2, 2009

Labour Pains

There is only one truth.
I shall give birth to a child,
truth driving outward from my inwardness.
Neither good nor bad; no sham about it.

Yosako Akiko, Labour Pains

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beannacht ("Blessing")

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

John O'Donohue, Beannacht ("Blessing")