Peace work

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.


Quote: Thich Nhat Hanh
Image: Pinterest

a dream

A star at dawn, a drop of dew, an echo, a rainbow and a dream.

These are the objects of life, the gifts of creation. Each is held inside something larger. One star beautifully set within the vast expanse of dawn, one drop in a fresh field damp with the morning’s rise, an echo sounding off the sides of many hills, a rainbow rolled out across the sky – all of these describe a small part of something so much larger. Yet without these objects of detail the larger picture could not be.

Sometimes when we focus on the small things we forget to look at the big picture. Other times we are so consumed by the big picture we forget to focus on the details. It is a balance of sort but either way these “gifts” reflect one another. Each are truly unique, all the while saying something important about the other.

So what about dreams? Small part of something so much larger?

The size of dreams are different. Yes, dreams are a part of something bigger, a reflection of a complex and beautiful creation, the dreamer. And yet within a dream all the details of one’s imagination are freely expressed with little-to-no inhibition. Dreams allow us to face deep emotions. They help process relationships that may require honest insight without fear. They can give us the vision to reach for our passion and the courage to face our fears. Without dreams we become lost and confused.

Dreams are crucial for people to survive during the most challenging of times. They are gifts that bring hope and courage.

A star, a drop, an echo, a rainbow and a dream… each held inside something larger. Each ready to give a simple focus when the world feels overwhelming. Grateful for their presence – may each carry our hearts to a place of strength and grace. 


Quote: The Buddha
Photo: Adina Voicu

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the truth about Life

Life is fragile and short and worth all the loving presence we can bring to it.


Quote: Rebecca Kushins

 

from Gratefulness.org

Voices of the rain

I close my eyes and listen to the voices of the rain.

 


Quote: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Photo: Jan Fillem

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