#4508 - Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- #4508 - Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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"To love is to recognize yourself in another."
~ Eckhart TolleA stupid or simple person is always ready to see
the wrong in another and ready to form an opinion
and to judge. But you will find a wise person
expressing his opinion of others quite differently,
always trying to tolerate and always trying to forgive
still more. The present is the reflection of the past,
and the future will be the echo of the present; this
saying will always prove true.~ Hazrat Inayat Khanvia Along The Way
What we speak becomes the house we live in.
Make peace with the universe.
Take joy in it.
It will turn to gold.
Resurrection will be now.
a new beauty.~ Rumiphoto by Alan LarusThere Is An OpeningSeveral years have passed in this way, not doing anything but
coping with caregiving and writing as I can find time. I am no
less sorrowful about my husband’s diagnosis but I have
incorporated it into my life. It is a life that belongs fully to me.
If I grieve, it is my grief. Growth is a concentric thing and
following the labyrinth of my life is a good thing for me to do.Living a spiritual life requires a lot of admitting that one is not
living a spiritual life. Peter Matthiessen, in Nine-Headed
Dragon River, says this of Dogen, Having met with his own
Buddha-nature, Dogen seems to have become less judgmental,
less demanding. Asked what he had learned abroad, he said,
“Not much except a tender spirit.”The tender spirit can only be a witness to what is not tender, is
yet insensitive and hypocritical. When I catch myself
wondering what these ancient Zen masters have to do with me, I
am just being tough on myself once again. Buddha-nature
knows this.“In my visits to my teacher I noticed
a change many years ago.
Her house has always been silent.
Now the silence began to rip every illusion apart.”
(Alan Larus)Copyright © 2010 Vicki WoodyardHer book, "LIFE WITH A HOLE IN IT, That's How the Light Gets In," is available at
http://www.booklocker.com/books/4931.html and on amazon.com.http://www.amazon.com/LIFE-HOLE-Thats-Wisdom-Awakened/dp/1609102770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300842477&sr=8-1
I vow to be healed by the next person I meet.
I will bathe in the radiance of humanity.In the pathless way, the sign of progress is that we're not as
perfect as we were yesterday. Make sacraments of your
imperfections. Turn your wounds into eyes."When the bud breaks, it becomes a flower.
When the heart breaks it becomes divine."
~ Shri ShriTo be a spiritual warrior, one must have a broken heart; without a
broken heart and the sense of tenderness and vulnerability, your
warriorship is untrustworthy.~ Chögyam Trungpa