#4701 - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
- You are not separate from the whole.
You are one with the sun, the earth, the air.
You don't have a life. You are life.~ Eckhart TolleI sit in my own radiance,
And I have no fear.Walking,
What are they to me?What is far or near,
Outside or inside,
Gross or subtle?I sit in my own splendor.- Ashtavakra Gitavia Along The Way
Not the ones speaking the same language,
but the ones sharing the same feeling
understand each other.~ RumiThe soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.
~ RumiYou don't have to wait one second for the next "planetary alignment." All
planets and stars are in alignment at every moment in an ever self-turning
kaleidoscope of cosmic perfection with which only our human self-will is out
of harmony until we surrender to the divine grace of Bewilderment.~ Fred LaMotte"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh,
and the greatness which does not bow before children."~ Kahlil GibranThe care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy and after all our most
pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is
our only hope.~ Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
I don't believe in breathing, I just breathe.
I don't believe in my heart, it just beats.
I don't believe in the hummingbird
who sleeps on a lilac twig, its head pillowed
on her own emerald breast.
I don't believe in the silken cat
slipping silently through her element of moonbeams.
I don't believe in your gaze, it just obliterates
I don't believe in Jesus or Mary, who wander
through a forest of secret flowers in my body
searching for the fountain of silence, the end
Whoever finds that fountain just listens
to a gushing sound.~ Fred LaMotte
Is Truth Beauty? Is Beauty Truth?And in my thoughts I found myself carried far from mankind, and my imagination
lifted the veil of matter that hid my inner self. My soul expanded and I was
brought closer to Nature and her secrets, and my ears were opened to the
language of her wonders.~ Wendell Berry