Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Shadow 1 by rchoephoto
Shadow 1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Knowledge implies ignorance of what lies beyond
     what is known. Knowledge is always limited.

        Sri Ramana Maharshi

Friday, September 28, 2012

Secret Destinations

Shirway Gardens 5 by rchoephoto
Shirway Gardens 5, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. 

Martin Buber

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Door Knob, Clarion Tower by rchoephoto
Door Knob, Clarion Tower, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

In my search to see reality in myself, I may come
to the door of perception. But it will not open,
truth will not be revealed, so long as I cling to
what I know. I need to have empty hands
to approach the unknown. 

Jeanne Salzmann, The Reality of Being

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Books 1 by rchoephoto
Books 1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     One should only read books which bite and sting
     one. If the book we are reading does not wake us up
     with a blow to the head, what's the point in reading?
     A book must be the axe which smashes the frozen
     sea within us.

        Franz Kafka

Monday, September 24, 2012


Crucified Wiman, Emmanuel College by rchoephoto
Crucified Wiman, Emmanuel College, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Poetry can tell us what human beings are.

It can tell us why we stumble and fall and how,
miraculously, we can stand up.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Sunflowers 5 by rchoephoto
Sunflowers 5, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
     Don't claim them. Feel the artistry
     moving through, and be silent.

        Jelaluddin Rumi

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Metropolis

Wet building (9.14, '12) by rchoephoto
Wet building (9.14, '12), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise
could be given only by travelling; namely, the strange.

Jane Jacobs

Friday, September 21, 2012


Shadow on Brick Wall (9.16, '12) by rchoephoto
Shadow on Brick Wall (9.16, '12), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Write what disturbs you, what fear, what you have not been
     willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.

        Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How to See

CN Tower and buildings (9.14, '12) by rchoephoto
CN Tower and buildings (9.14, '12), a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

One of the mistakes religions made was
to emphasize "what" to see, instead of "how" to see.

Richard Rohr

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012


Evening Sky, September 13, 2012 by rchoephoto
Evening Sky, September 13, 2012, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

The greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally unsolvable. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.

Carl Jung

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spiritual literacy

Shadow on a sidewalk 1 by rchoephoto
Shadow on a sidewalk 1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     Spiritual literacy is the ability to read the signs written in the
     texts of our own experiences.

        Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Choice to make

RIC_8758-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_8758-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Live then or now.
It's impossible to be
in two places at once.

Mary Anne Radmacher,
Honey in Your Heart

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Stones and shadow, Five Oaks, Paris, Ontario, Canada by rchoephoto
Stones and shadow, Five Oaks, Paris, Ontario, Canada, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     People are like stones:
     they are so beautiful, even with all their imperfections.

        Michael George Skibinski [October 21, 1930 - September 1, 2012]

        In Memory of the Rev. Dr. Michael George Skibinski. Mike was a brilliant man with an assuming
        smile and twinkling eyes. I remember him as someone who was always open to new and different
        possibilities. I miss your gentle inquisitive questions, Mike. May you rest in peace.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Embracing Darkness

HVUC 11 by rchoephoto
HVUC 11, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

We do not spring into life perfectly formed. We each have our fault lines, and it is not by turning away from them that life suddenly takes on its full glory. No, I believe that we come to our fullness not in spite of our darkness, but in the embrace of it. 

Roger Housden, Risking Everything

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012


RIC_7857-1 by rchoephoto
RIC_7857-1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

One moment your life is a stone in you,
and the next,
a star.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Sunset

Friday, September 7, 2012


Brighton's Chimes 1 by rchoephoto
Brighton's Chimes 1, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of a child
     at play.

        Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, September 6, 2012


One Eyed Door by rchoephoto
One Eyed Door, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

Judging a person does not define who they are.
It defines who you are.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Corridor by rchoephoto
Corridor, a photo by rchoephoto on Flickr.

     It's not where you start from, it's where you are
     going that makes a difference.

        Ben Carson

Monday, September 3, 2012