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AFGHN-10118, Victims of violence, Kandahar, Afghanistan, 1985
October 19, 2014

VIRTUE

While reading Lao-tzu on this beautiful morning in Chicago, two passages about virtue (goodness) caught my eye and begged to be shared ;) PRACTICING VIRTUE To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitation one’s time, abilities, and possessions in service, whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those - Read More -

hot bath
May 31, 2014

NEGATIVITY

I do not think it is possible to go through life without encountering some negativity or opposition. No two people think exactly alike (just as no two flowers bloom the same), so it would be wrong to assume that everyone will agree with you. While still thinking of my grandmother, I remember the lessons she - Read More -

blue flowers
March 12, 2014

LIKE A SUN

They can be like a sun, words. They can do for the heart what light can for a field.   -St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) Photo source: Hyacinths & Tree by Lars van de Goor

blue lake
March 12, 2014

DREAMER

I was inspired to write a post tonight :) But honestly, I don’t really have anything to say haha I find that often happens when I get involved in too many things. However, today was a good day, so I turned to one of the many books around my bed for inspiration…with Pharrell’s new CD - Read More -

yin and yang desert
February 9, 2014

NO RIGHT WITHOUT WRONG

Everything can be seen as a this; Everything can be seen as a that. The that depends on the this; the this mirrors the that. One follows from the other; each is inseparable from both. You can’t have right without wrong, life without death, the true without the false. The Master is not trapped in - Read More -

scrabbledreamer
August 25, 2013

THE PUZZLE OF PERFECTION

I find it worth mentioning that when I set out to find the perfect picture for the post, I planned on going the more traditional jigsaw puzzle route ha But I’ve recently been on this kick about words…the power words have to influence us in so many ways, and the incredible power that comes from - Read More -

rainlove
August 21, 2013

RAIN LOVE

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure? I think it is the hope of loving, or being loved. I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey to find its source, and how the moon wept without her lover’s warm gaze. We weep when light does not reach our hearts. - Read More -

tiger and monk
August 3, 2013

LOVE IS…

I woke up today to an email from a dear friend with a link to my website as a part of her signature…Omg! And earlier this week, my sister told me a out her enthusiastic referrals of my site to others…Wow! My mother has taken to quoting and referencing bits from my site when we - Read More -

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