Archive for March, 2007

“For what is real and true look at these stones, this bread, the spring of water, those sea waves, this horizon with its pure untroubled line. Only perceive purely and the spiritual and the material world vibrate as one. The power that saves is infinitely simple and infinitely close at hand.”

Iris Murdoch


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Ring the bells that still can ring,

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything,

That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen in Stranger Music

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“And the tramp asks himself as he lies full length upon the earth and looks up at the stars – are you a yea-sayer? Do you say ‘yes’ to life? Do you raise your face in wonder to the beauty of the world? Do you stand with bare feet in sacred places? Do you remember always the mystery and the wonder that is in your fellow-man whom you meet upon the road?”

Stephen Graham, Tramp’s Sketches

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 “The sun is shining–the sun is shining. That is the Magic. The flowers are growing–the roots are stirring. That is the Magic. Being alive is the Magic–being strong is the Magic. The Magic is in me–the Magic is in me. It is in me–it is in me. It’s in every one of us..

-Frances Hodgson Burnett from The Secret Garden


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Then his soul is a lamp

whose light is steady.

For it burns in a shelter

where no winds come.

Bhagavad Gita

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