WISDOM

May suffering be transformed into wisdom and compassion. May all living beings live in harmony; recognizing the interconnectedness and oneness of life.

OUR FIRST BLESSING

There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. It draws no attention to itself, though it is always secretly there. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility, and our hearts to love life. without this subtle quickening our days would be […]

FIRE WITHIN

Until you’ve found fire inside yourself you won’t reach the spring of life.

-Rumi

A HUMAN BIRTH

To be born in a human body is rare. Don’t throw away the rewards of your past good deeds. Life passes in an instant. The leaf does not return to the branch. The ocean of rebirth sweeps up all beings and pulls them into its fierce, running current… Take me […]

Dwell

“Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.” -Henry David Thoreau

code of conduct for the warrior

i have no home – i make awareness my home. i have no life or death – i make the tides of breathing my life and death. i have no divine power – i make honesty my divine power. i have no means – i make understanding my means. i […]

Caring for your soul

You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce — […]

We are all longing

“We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of […]

The quality of everything we do

The quality of everything we do: our physical actions, our verbal actions, and even our mental actions, depends on our motivation. That’s why it’s important for us to examine our motivation in our day to day life. If we cultivate respect for others and our motivation is sincere, if we develop a genuine concern […]

There is a place that exists

“There is a place that exists, beyond right thinking and wrong thinking…I’ll meet you there.” -Rumi