Making Sense of it All

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up. – Anne Lamott

Miracle

The Miraculous If something is continuous, it is not miraculous. Miraculous events are not continuous with what happened before them. They represent a shift of energy, a movement out of past perception, past limitation. They are unpredictable, unexpected and in many cases inscrutable. You call them miracles because God’s hand is in them. But without… Continue reading Miracle

Self-Sufficiency

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed. – Madonna This explains why, being self-sufficient is so important. When we are constantly relying on some outer reality to fulfil us, we are then continuously depending our happiness, or rather our state of being to externality of which… Continue reading Self-Sufficiency

See it as Unreal…

See it as a bubble, See it as a mirage: one who regards the world this way the King of Death doesn’t see. ~ 170, Dhammapada: the Buddha ~

Pessimism about the World

Our pessimism about the world is the mirror image of our indictment of ourselves. If we have not learned to hold our fear compassionately and look without judgment on the shadowy aspects of ourselves, we cannot look at the world with acceptance or compassion. ~ Paul Ferrini ~

Better the Ending of Craving

Not even if it rained gold coins can there be satiety in sensual desire. Sensual pleasures are painful and of little sweetness. Realizing this, the wise person takes no delight even in heavenly pleasures. The disciple of the Fully Enlightened One delights in the destruction of craving. ~ Buddha, Dhammapada 186, 187 ~

An Abraham Lincoln Quote

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble… Continue reading An Abraham Lincoln Quote