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Sacred Treasure of the Heart

 

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord”

—Luke 1:46

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Breakthrough

 

“…With the powerful energy of concentration, you can make a breakthrough and develop insight. It’s like a magnifying glass concentrating the light of the sun. If you put the point of concentrated light on a piece of paper, it will burn. Similarly, when your mindfulness and concentration are powerful, your insight will liberate you from fear, anger, and despair, and bring you true joy, true peace, and true happiness.”

–Thich Nhat Hanh, from Shambhala Sun

 

 




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O God You Search Me and You Know Me

Seeing this frog being rained upon made me think of the Psalm 139. I could certainly relate to the experience of stormy weather. Sometimes I get frightened that God knows me too well, but when the storms come, I get comfort knowing God is with me and knows what is going on.

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Joy of a Feather

 

I like to be around children. They delight in the things I have forgotten or am too busy to notice. They remember how to live in the kingdom.

I shared in this child’s  joy when she showed me her treasured feather in sky blue. Joy is something we can generate and share with others. She generated and passed on her joy to me.

I am reminded of these words from Amma:

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