WISDOM QUOTES ON “GRATITUDE”

WISDOM QUOTES ON “GRATITUDE”   “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust   “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh   “Be grateful for what you already have while you…

POEMS: “I told you” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I TOLD YOU “I told you the winter would go, love, I told you the winter would go, That he’d flee in shame when the south wind came, And you smiled when I told you so. You said the blustering fellow Would never yield to a breeze, That his cold, icy breath had frozen to…

POEMS: “Remember Your Highest Power” by Margaret Jang

“Remember Your Highest Power”   If your thoughts grow dark and heavy or you feel despondently low, remember your highest power, just shout and call it by name! You need to know the reasons, why sorrow is lost  in frustration or shame If your thoughts grow dark and heavy or you feel despondently low, keep…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “making a difference”

“You are making a difference, whether you know it or not. So have no doubt about that. You did it again yesterday. The way you touched someone’s life just yesterday made a difference. And you are always doing that, do you know that? Yes, yes…your smile, your encouraging word, your willingness to just be “present”…

“Symbols” by Thomas Merton

“Symbols” Traditionally, the value of the symbol is precisely in its apparent uselessness  as a means of simple communication.  It is ordered toward communion,  not to communication. Because it is not an efficient mode of communicating  information, the symbol can achieve a higher purpose, beyond  cause and effect. Instead of establishing a new contact by…

POEMS: “Blossom of A Thousand Petals” by Margaret Jang

Blossom of A Thousand Petals You are like an exquisite blossom, with talents ready to unfold. You have a thousand petals, unfurling to gently behold. Each petal has a story, whispering in your ear. Amazing in its wisdom, that you can finally hear. The blossom is quite special, for it won’t wilt or die. It…

INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Living it”

“Living it”   First and foremost, you must listen to your own rhythm, and  try to live in accordance with it. Be attentive to what emerges  from deep down. Often, our actions are only imitations,  fulfillment of an assumption of duty, or a reflection  of what we believe a human being “should” be. But the…

POEMS: “Presence in landscape” by John O’Donohue

“Presence in landscape”   I am the wind which breathes upon the sea, I am the wave of the ocean, I am the murmur of the billows, I am the ox of the seven combats, I am the vulture upon the rocks, I am a beam of the sun, I am the fairest of plants,…

Wisdom quotes: “Chinese proverbs”

“Chinese proverbs”   “A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.”    “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”   “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”   “He who asks is a fool for…

A quote from Neale Donald Walsch about “being true to yourself”

  That they who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves. Norman Douglas said that, and he was right. So do not worry about “what the neighbors think.” Worry only about whether you are being true to yourself. Think, act, and speak today from the place of your highest truth. About…

NATURE POEMS: “Among the trees”

“Among the trees”   When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily. I am so distant from the hope of myself, in which I have…

SHORT POEMS: “I come to you without me” by Rumi

I come to you without me, come to me without you. Self is the thorn in the sole of the soul. Merge with others, If you stay in self, you are a grain, you are a drop, If you merge with others, you are an ocean, you are a mine. ~ Rumi

ZEN POEMS: “I Am The Dreamer” by Wu Wei

“I Am The Dreamer” I am the dreamer I always knew that I would be Constantly shielding my beliefs from the corruption of reality. They measure a man by the scale of his wealth Not the depth of his ability to love Morality is seized as the unique possession Of those who believe in an…

“Giving” by Kahlil Gibran

Giving You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else…

“Waking up is unpleasant” by Anthony de Mello

Waking up is unpleasant Waking up is unpleasant, you know.  You are nice and comfortable in bed.  It is irritating to be woken up.  . That’s the reason the wise guru will not attempt to wake people up.  I hope I’m going to be wise here  and make no attempt whatsoever to wake you up…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “Primordial Pool of Silence” by Mystic Meandering

Primordial Pool of Silence…   Days unfold like rushing waterfalls. Nights I welcome the silence; just sitting, just being, allowing the flow of the day to come to the edge and gently fall away… A smooth, sliding movement finding its own rhythm empties out the eddies of life… Letting go of trying, trying to make…

POEMS FROM A MOTHER: “Farewell letter” by David Whyte

Farewell letter She wrote me a letter after her death and I remember a kind of happy light falling on the envelope as I sat by the rose tree on her old bench at the back door, so surprised by its arrival wondering what she would say, looking up before I could open it and…

“ONENESS” (“UNIDAD”)

  Centering my energy within, I feel it moving throughout my body. I send the flow through my feet, feeling myself exchanging strength with the earth below. I expand the energy outward as love, embracing the trees, animals, mountains, and waterways that cover the planet. I allow it to rise into the sky as steady…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “Morning Prayer” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Morning Prayer Let me to-day do something that shall take    A little sadness from the world’s vast store, And may I be so favored as to make    Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more. Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed    Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend;…

MYSTIC POEMS: “The embrace” by Mystic Meandering

Thursday, July 4, 2019 The Embrace… Everything is held in the Embrace of the Luminous Unmanifest… ~ This Eternal Embrace is a dynamic stillness of Being that holds everything as it is; a holding space for everything to just Be… ~ We are held in this space of Divine Embrace – a Vastness that just…

POEMS: Is it possible? by Anthony de Mello

Is it possible? Is it possible for the rose to say,  “I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me,  but I will withhold it from the bad?”  Or is it possible for the lamp to say,  “I will give my light to the good people in this room,  but I will…

A quote by Walt Whitman about Nature

“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of…

POEMS: “False Evidence Appearing Real” by Trina Graves

False Evidence Appearing Real March 29, 2020 Trina Graves1 Comment   There is always something to fear If we are that way inclined Fear so easily gets a hold And can fester in our mind But we all can do something To alleviate any of our fears If we want to make the effort To reduce…

POEMS: “April Piece” — by Armchair Zen (re-blogged)

Armchair Zen Noni among the flowers   April Piece   Such newfound joy I behold each year When April’s song bends my ear. The robins’ whistle by the fence, The gobble of the turkey thence. The warblers chatter, the swallows dart In living, breathing, springing art. From Earth rises all manner of things, As if…

The Healing of Our World — Ancient Skies (re-blogged)

As the wind moves ripples across the lake, I dream of days when peace lived, so I focus within my heart on the healing of our world, as the wind grows stronger I enjoy the wildness, of clouds shifting and birdsong lifting. Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies via The Healing of Our World…