“Let our souls turn into a mirror longing to reflect the essence of beauty”- Rumi
“Having a selfless attitude will uplift us. By helping others we are, in fact, helping ourselves. On the other hand, every time we do a selfish action, we are harming ourselves. Learn to bless everyone. Don’t ever curse anyone, because a human being is not just a bundle of flesh and blood. There is consciousness at work within everyone. That consciousness is not a separate, isolated entity; it is part of the whole, a Supreme Unity. Whatever we do is reflected in the Whole, in the one Universal Mind – and it returns to you with the same intensity. Whenever you do a good or bad action, it is reflected in the Universal Consciousness. Therefore, learn to be selfless and learn how to send blessings to everyone. Pray for everyone, because we need the support and blessings of all of Creation for our upliftment. When we pray for others the entire universe prays for us; and when we bless others the whole universe blesses us, because man is one with the cosmic energy.”—Amma, Awaken Children, Vol. VIII
“We inter-breathe with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body. “
—Thich Nhat Hanh
“The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. The sum-total of that life is God.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls; for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”—Matthew 11:28-30….In the book “The Creative Life” by Eric Butterworth, Eric says:
Continue reading See in God’s Light
“Dawn is bringing the light of day.
With the light may there come to us the whole Son in the Father
and the whole Father in the Son.”
– translation of Latin hymn, Splendor paternae gloriae
“In your light I learn how to love.”
“Love is the soul’s light,
the taste of morning,
no claim of being.”
These fluorescent-orange flower like a stop symbol for me
ability to stop what I am doing is an important practice
so when I notice I am off-target, I can stop, make adjustments
stop when the day is done, and not over-do, be in balance
“The path of loving trust means to stop doubting and being discouraged, casting all our worries and cares on the Lord, and to walk in total freedom.”
– Mother Teresa
“…take the opportunity to stop and listen to the sounds of Sacred Unity all around you. In each, there is a drop of the One, and in that drop is the ocean of all divine qualities.”
—Sufi Book of Life, Neil Douglas-Klotz
remember => re-member => we are members of One Body => brothers and sisters of the same Father and Mother
remember => your True Essence => turn your life back to God => repent => re-Unite => be whole
“Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze but as they sway they connect at the roots.”—Jelaluddin Rumi from “Birdsong” and “The Essential Rumi”
When I saw this magnolia flower on a newly blossoming tree, I had to stop and breathe in its smile, its freshness.
Also, it was a reflection image for me in the Lenten Photo-A-Day activity I spoke of yesterday. The focus word was: alone.
Continue reading A Smile for You
“I weave your name on the loom of my mind.
To make my garment when you come to me.
My loom has ten thousand threads
To make my garment when you come to me.
The sun and moon watch while I weave your name.
These are the wages I get by day and night
To deposit in the lotus bank of my heart.
I weave your name on the loom of my mind
To clean and soften ten thousand threads
And to comb the twists and knots of my thoughts.
No more shall I weave a garment of pain.
For you have come to me, drawn by my weaving,
Ceaselessly weaving your name on the loom of my mind.”
-Kabir in “God Makes the Rivers to Flow” edited by Eknath Easwaran
Continue reading Weaver of Love and Harmony
Golden Light of Awareness
Reflecting the One in every
And the every in One
Like the Kingdom of God
Here and now
Water of compassion
Circle of Compassion
Of Caring and Sharing
Of Be-ing and Mindfulness and Presence
Of Listening and Singing and Dancing
One Light Expanding
Holding our visions
Holding our commitments
Holding our cares
Watering our flowerness
Watering our inner gardens
(Compassion Circle at San Damiano Retreat led by Sr. Joyce Rupp)
This is available as a greeting card at my Etsy shop.