Thought for the day, Thursday 8th July

From The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, “And a poet said, Speak to us of Beauty.And he answered:Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech? The aggrieved and the injuredContinue reading “Thought for the day, Thursday 8th July”

Thought for the day, Wednesday 7th July

Living Poetry by Christopher Chase“Every body has a story.Every atom has a story.Go back 100 million yearsand your atoms were therein dragonfly wings,in trees and oceans,in prehistoric forests,as steam swirling fromdinosaur dung…Go back 6 billion yearsand most of “you” wasfloating asintergalactic dust,or buried deepin the cores oflong gone stars…Even as recently as a year ago,mostContinue reading “Thought for the day, Wednesday 7th July”

Thought for the day, Tuesday 6th July

From The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation by Thich Nhat Hahn, “Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse. Even though things are not as weContinue reading “Thought for the day, Tuesday 6th July”

Thought for the day, Monday 5th July

“Negative thoughts Oh, they come and they goAnd sometimes they comeA lot more than they go For thoughts create feelingsAnd feelings then feelAnd that’s why it’s easyTo feel that they’re real Because when they arriveThey suggest they’re youAnd you should do justWhat they say you should do Then slowly the negativeThoughts can beginTo widen thatContinue reading “Thought for the day, Monday 5th July”

Thought for the day, Sunday 4th July

As well as being American Independence Day, today is the anniversary of Transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau moving into his log cabin in the woods at Walden Pond in 1845. In Walden he wrote,“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see ifContinue reading “Thought for the day, Sunday 4th July”

Thought for the day, Friday 2nd July

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternalContinue reading “Thought for the day, Friday 2nd July”

Thought for the day, Thursday 1st July

“If you have spent your whole life becoming somebody and having something, the beginning of awakening requires you to turn around and start the journey in the other direction, towards becoming nothing, becoming nobody, and having nothing. ⁣⁣It would seem to make the entire first part of your life meaningless or like some sort ofContinue reading “Thought for the day, Thursday 1st July”

Thought for the day, Wednesday 30th June

“Everything is beautiful and I am so sad. This is how the heart makes a duet of wonder and grief. The light spraying through the lace of the fern is as delicate as the fibers of memory forming their web around the knot in my throat. The breeze makes the birds move from branch toContinue reading “Thought for the day, Wednesday 30th June”

Thought for the day, Tuesday 29th June

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us… Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth isContinue reading “Thought for the day, Tuesday 29th June”