Thought for the day, Saturday 31st December

“The particular mind of the oceanFilling the coastline’s longingWith such brief harvestOf elegant, vanishing wavesIs like the mind of timeOpening the shapes of days. As this year draws to its end,We give thanks for the gifts it broughtAnd how they became inlaid withinWhere neither time nor tide can touch them. The days when the veilContinue reading “Thought for the day, Saturday 31st December”

Thought for the day, Friday 30th January

“I learned this wisdom from my fathers: There are two things it is forbidden to worry about; that which it is possible to fix, and that which it is impossible to fix. What is possible to fix – fix it, and why worry? What is impossible to fix – how will worrying help?” Rabbi YechielContinue reading “Thought for the day, Friday 30th January”

Thought for the day, Thursday 29th December

“If you are a true seeker of liberation you’ve got to be willing to stand alone. At the moment of Liberation everything falls away…everything. Suddenly the ground beneath your feet is gone, and you are alone. You are alone because you have directly realized that there is no other, there is no separation. There isContinue reading “Thought for the day, Thursday 29th December”

Thought for the day, Wednesday 28th December

“I know this world is far from perfect.I am not the type to mistake a streetlight for the moon.I know our wounds are deep as the Atlantic.But every ocean has a shorelineand every shoreline has a tidethat is constantly returningto wake the songbirds in our hands,to wake the music in our bones,to place one fearlessContinue reading “Thought for the day, Wednesday 28th December”

Thought for the day, Tuesday 27th December

“Friendship is a precious gift that can’t be bought or sold. Its value is greater than mountains made of gold. If you shall ask God for a gift, be thankful if he sends not diamonds pearls or riches, but the love and trust of friends. It is the friends you can call up at 4Continue reading “Thought for the day, Tuesday 27th December”

Thought for the day, Sunday 25th December

“Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed butstill nothing is as shining as it should befor you. Under the sink, for example, is anuproar of mice – it is the season of theirmany children. What shall I do? And under the eavesand through the walls the squirrelshave gnawed their ragged entrances – butContinue reading “Thought for the day, Sunday 25th December”

Thought for the day, Saturday 24th December

“Where refugees seek deliverance that never comesAnd the heart consumes itself as if it would live,Where children age before their timeAnd life wears down the edges of the mind,Where the old man sits with mind grown cold,While bones and sinew, blood and cell, go slowly down to death,Where fear companions each day’s life,And Perfect LoveContinue reading “Thought for the day, Saturday 24th December”

Thought for the day, Friday 23rd December

“Now, in our modern scientific age, in a manner never known before, we have created our own sacred story, the epic of evolution, telling us, from empirical observation and critical analysis, how the universe came to be, the sequence of its transformations down through some billions of years, how our solar system came into being,Continue reading “Thought for the day, Friday 23rd December”