Tag Archives: words

Life In The Cemetery

A beautiful, quiet place to contemplate the meaning of life. Words, symbols, plants, flowers, birds all add meaning to the place where ones body ends up, and where life no longer has any meaning at all except to those who … Continue reading

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Character

You show your character in nothing more clearly than by what you think laughable. ~Goethe

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Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all. ~Emily Dickinson

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Dawn Chorus Off Key

Dawn chorus welcomes a brand new day, ‘Good morning, Good morning,” the birds seem to say, And then some human gets on the line, with grating complaint and pitiful whine. I’ve not heard a bird sound quite as bitter as … Continue reading

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Victim or Victor

A victim continues to look at what they lost, a victor looks at what was kept.

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Balance

A great many people in this country are worried about law and order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain: you cannot have either until you have both. ~ Ramsey Clark

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Criticism

The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. Oppositional energy only creates more of the same. ~Centre for Action and Contemplation

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Dukkha

How we relate to others – to what others say and do (or what they don’t say or do) – dominates much of our experience. If we drop down into this reactivity, what we find there is always the same: … Continue reading

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Live Peace, Speak Peace

“To live without speaking is better than to speak without living. For the former who lives rightly does good even by his silence but the latter does no good even when he speaks.” ~Abba Isidore of Pelusia

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Silence

“The ego uses words to get what it wants. When we are in an argument with our family, friends, or colleagues, that is what we do. We pull out the words that give us power, make us look right or … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Between

Christmas is over but the tree is still twinkling merrily and presents are stacked beneath it. The New Year hasn’t arrived yet but I’m already planning what I will do differently in it. It’s a strange feeling betwixt and between … Continue reading

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Message From A Tree

This is the semaphore sign for the letter H or the number 8. Is he saying Hello, Help or warning us, 8 years left before these ferns disappear?

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Something Golden

A miraculous event unfolds when we throw the lead of our personal story into the transformative flames of creativity. Our hardship is transmuted into something golden. With that gold we heal ourselves and redeem the world. ~Mirabai Starr  

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Reading Nature

Lectio Divina in Nature Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle a hundred feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and, maybe nobody’s ever really seen How many can you find? ~Lew Welch Lew Welch, Ring … Continue reading

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Being Better

The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. ~St. Francis

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