Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Season of Wisdom

"I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colors are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content."
-  Lin Yutang


Friday, October 23, 2009

Dance and Pray

It is of course possible to dance a prayer.  ~Glade Byron Addams

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Embrace Reality

I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.

I am of the nature to have ill health.
There is no way to escape ill health.

I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.

All that is dear to me and everyone I love
are the nature to change.

There is no way to escape
being separated from them.

My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.

My actions are the ground upon which I stand.

from: The Plum Village Chanting, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Plant the Seed and Watch it Grow...

"You have to grow from the inside out.
None can teach you, none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul."

~ Swami Vivekananda ~
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