Thursday, May 26, 2016

Compassion - Robert Adams

"What is compassion? Actually compassion is when you are reconciled with this entire universe.
There is nothing in this whole universe that you are against. Think about that. Compassion means
reverence for all of life, everything is alive, there is no such thing as dead matter. Everything has its own life.

When you have reverence for life, you respect everything, you have no animosity towards
anyone or anything.

. . . Have you ever heard of a Sage or a liberated person, who was at odds with anything in this world?
You have to come to terms with yourself."

Robert Adams

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Spirit of the Blue Heron

Spirit of Blue Heron

Role: Peace Maker
Lesson: Balance between relating and standing alone
Element: Air/Water
Wind: East Peace and Illumination
Medicine: Uniqueness
Keywords: Ability to Stand Alone. Uniqueness. Independence. Call to Balance. Self-Esteem. Boundaries. Dignity. Exploration. Peace. Fluidity.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Love - Viktor E. Frankl

“Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.”

― Viktor E. FranklMan's Search for Meaning

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Exultet - James Broughton

Friday, February 19, 2016

Lost - by David Wagoner, from Collected Poems 1956-1976

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. you must let it find you.

Saturday, January 31, 2015