Inspiration

When wheels are turning, wind is blowing, words fly this way and that. Is there a meaning to be discerned?
- Pat Enkyo O'Hara
The Bernie Koans (NY: Zen Peacemakers Int., 2021), pg 23
Gain is delusion, Loss is enlightenment
- Kodo Sawaki, Roshi
We are neither what we think we are nor entirely what we are about to become, we a neither purely individual nor fully a creature of our community, but an act of becoming that can never be held in place by a false form of nomenclature. No matter our need to find a place to stand amidst the onward flow of the world, the real foundation of the self is not in self-knowledge, but in the self-forgetfulness that occurs when it meets something other than the self it wanted to know.
- David Whyte
Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.

Peace of the Wild Things


When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

- Wendell Berry
The Peace of Wild Things from Openings: Poems (1968)
The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go
- unknown
We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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