Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.
quote found on Grateful.org
“Advent is the time of promise; it is not yet the time of fulfillment. We are still in the midst of everything and in the logical inexorability and relentlessness of destiny.… Space is still filled with the noise of destruction and annihilation, the shouts of self-assurance and arrogance, the weeping of despair and helplessness. But round about the horizon the eternal realities stand silent in their age-old longing. There shines on them already the first mild light of the radiant fulfillment to come. From afar sound the first notes as of pipes and voices, not yet discernable as a song or melody. It is all far off still, and only just announced and foretold. But it is happening, today.”
Image: David Kanigan
So come to the pond,
Or the river of your imagination,
Or the harbor of your longing,
And put your lips to the world,
And live your life.
Quote: Mary Oliver
Our fates are tied. We have this strange notion on this planet that our fates are not tied. If it were not so we would not be here together. It’s that simple.
Quote: Luisah Teish
The first noble truth of the Buddha is that when we feel suffering,
it doesn’t mean something is wrong.
What a relief. Finally somebody told the truth. Suffering is a part of life,
and we don’t have to feel it’s happening because we personally made a wrong move.
Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart, Heart Advice for Hard Times
Thank you, Karl Duffy