Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


"...we are asked to forgive those who have injured us. Unless we have first judged and condemned them for what they did, there would be no reason for us to forgive them. Rather we would have to forgive ourselves for judging... if we do judge, no matter how great the injury or how premeditated, we are at fault... we see that we can forgive only ourselves...

in doing so, we also forgive the person whose action we resented... I must remind myself constantly that I can never know any other person's motives and conditioning; I must accept them as they are..."


Monday, April 28, 2008



There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream, whatever that dream might be.
-Pearl S. Buck

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Friday, April 18, 2008

jewish buddhism

Be here now.
Be someplace else later.
Is that so complicated?


Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul.

-Simone Weil

Sunday, April 13, 2008



Friday, April 11, 2008


When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength.

- Paul Brunton
"Meditations for People in Crisis"


Monday, April 07, 2008

the universe

The whole universe is breathing as our breath; we limit the process by our assumption that we are doing the breathing.

- Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan "Alchemical Wisdom"

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

pear blossoms