water of life

 “It is a patient pursuit to bring water from the depth of the ground; one has to deal with much mud in digging before one reaches the water of life.”


                             Hazrat Inayat Khan



fathomless mystery

“Listen to your life.  See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”

                                   Frederick Buechner

Kind people

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

                             Abraham Joshua Heschel



to see

to see the world
 not as a pyramid
where many must be on the bottom
so that a few can be on top,
but as a circle,
a weaving,
a dance of life.

a little nut

“The might oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.”

                                                         source unknown


“… because the headlines don’t tell the whole story; because truth is a living force, more stubborn and resilient than any politician; because life is bigger and more mysterious than all our words for it…….”

                                                       Sy Safransky (The Sun magazine, July 2003)