October 30, 2017

Sometimes life gives us ease, sometimes it is challenging, and sometimes profoundly painful. Sometimes the whole society around you is in upheaval. Whatever your circumstances, you can take a breath, soften your gaze, and remember that courage and freedom are within, waiting for you to awaken, and to offer to others.

October 29, 2017

All the twists I have taken in life have led me to a simple, ageless truth: our countless desires, our insatiable longings, our fleeting gratifications, and our inevitable frustrations arise from a simple origin: we’ve forgotten the love that lies dormant within us.

October 28, 2017

Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom.

- Sogyal Rinpoche

October 27, 2017

Letting go is a difficult skill to acquire and yet we have no choice but to practice. … Letting go is not a passive state of acceptance but a recognition of the brevity of all things. This realization invites us to love fully now, in this moment, when what we love is here.

October 26, 2017

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep. … Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain … Sit it out.

October 25, 2017

The spiritual life is a journey toward becoming whole, a day-to-day movement of continually growing into the person we are meant to be.

- Joyce Rupp, in Joyce Rupp: Essential Writings, Michael Leach, editor

October 23, 2017

Be generous with your time and your resources … and, especially, with your words. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.

- Maria Popova, www.