News & Inspiration

March 26, 2017

Pain is often the stimulus that brings spiritual growth and transformation. Sorrow can enhance our compassion and open us to a larger reality. A broken heart can become an open heart. … When suffering enters your life, you can use it to grow spiritually – or remain victimized by it.

March 25, 2017

Whether it pleases us or not, each moment is a gift. No matter how unpleasant the wrapping, inside is something wonderful that life wants to give us. If we let it pass without opening it, we have missed something priceless.

- Polly Berrien Berends, Coming to Life
Mar 25 : Polly Berrien Berends

March 23, 2017

A tiny bud of a smile on our lips nourishes awareness and calms us miraculously. It returns us to the peace we thought we had lost.

- Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step
Mar 23 : Thich Nhat Hanh

March 22, 2017

We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating … We have forgotten what rocks, plants, and animals still know.

March 20, 2017

Jailbreak

It’s time to break out –
jailbreak time.
Time to punch our way out of
the dark winter prison.
Lilacs are doing it
in sudden explosions of soft purple,
and the jasmine vines, and ranunculus, too.
There is no jailer powerful enough
to hold Spring contained.

March 18, 2016

Think in ways you’ve never thought before …
When someone knocks on the door, think that he’s about
To give you something large: tell you you’re forgiven,
Or that it’s not necessary to work all the time, or that it’s
Been decided that if you lie down no one will die.