Let this blessing be…

After the
desert stillness.
After the
After the
and days
and weeks
of emptying.
After the
and the
After the
and seeing
and knowing.
Let this blessing be
the first sweetness
that touches
your lips
the bread
that falls into
your arms
the cup
that welcoming hands
press into
Let this blessing be
the road that
returns you.
Let it be
the strength to carry
the wilderness
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The rabbis teach…

Each of us should have two pockets”, the rabbis teach. “In one should be the message, ‘I am dust and ashes,’ and in the other we should have written, ‘For me the universe was made. 

– anon

If you see me…

If you see me in the street call me out. Especially if I ain’t livin’ what I’m talkin’ ’bout. What good is the Word if you cain’t walk it out? If it cain’t change you homeboy shut yo mouth. 

-rapper unknown

Zen Story

“Is there anything that I can do to make myself enlightened?”

“As little as you can do to make the sun rise in the morning.”

“Then of what use are the spiritual exercises you prescribe?”

“To make sure you are not asleep when the sun begins to rise.”

Zen master to his disciple

I asked for..

I asked for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I had asked for,
but everything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my  unspoken prayers were answered;
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.

– unknown confederate soldier

Given Wings

When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe in one of two things: there will be earth upon which to stand or you will be given wings. – unknown


When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. – unknown

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