Between Darkness and Joy
Mar17

Between Darkness and Joy

“Somewhere between the dark night and joy lies a place of simple peaceful loving kindness. A place where I rest and lean safely against myself for awhile; a place where I can be in the silence and hold a sacred space for myself; a place where I know and embrace the full spectrum of vulnerability without judging myself; a place where courage and compassion are not actions, but simply states of being; where self-forgiveness gives...

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Rumi
May17

Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic...

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Quotes & Poems
Jan04

Quotes & Poems

To light upon a reflection of a dear friend’s sordid past, And hold for them an image of a slightly brighter cast.   ~ cb 2010 ~ *** “Many Time’s” Many time’s, I placated myself, From a heart that wants to live. Many time’s, I turned away, Myself, I wouldn’t forgive. Many time’s, I’ve played it safe, Hiding from the light. Many time’s, I refused to listen, To see with inner sight. Many time’s, I chose fear, Suffering became my...

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The Man in the Arena
Mar15

The Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who...

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On Reason and Passion – Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet
Jan01

On Reason and Passion – Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet

And the priestess spoke again and said: “Speak to us of Reason and Passion.” And he answered saying: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite. Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody. But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the...

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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – On Love
Dec27

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran – On Love

Kahlil Gibran ‘The Prophet’ – ‘Love’ narrated by Philip Snow Then said Almitra, “Speak to us of Love.” And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound...

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On Joy and Sorrow
Dec21

On Joy and Sorrow

On Joy and Sorrow – Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very...

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