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Sunday, January 17, 2016


"There is no place to search for the truth.
Though it is right beneath your feet, there is no place it can be found."

~  John Daido Loori (1939-2009)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

What is a blessing?

Art : Sandra Bierman

"What is a blessing?
A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen.” ...“It is a gracious invocation where the human heart pleads with the divine heart. When a blessing is invoked, a window opens in eternal time.”

-  John O'Donohue

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Be alive

When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive,
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ♥ 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Prayer for taking adverse conditions onto the path

"If being sick is best, please make me ill;
If being cured is best, please restore my health;
If being dead is best, please make me die;
If long life is best, please prolong my life;
If shorter life is best, please shorten my life.
May all enjoy the fortune of enlightenment."

~ prayer for taking adverse conditions onto the path, in MIND TRAINING: THE GREAT COLLECTION, translated by Thupten Jinpa (2006)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year to everyone

Francisco de Zurbarán, Allegory of Charity (detail), c. 1655

"We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love,
to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open."

Jack Kornfield