Inner Zen

Day 319 "Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinise you, it will immortalise you." - Sri Chinmoy We cannot control others, but we can control are our own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and actions. We can …

Uniquely Woven

Day 314 "Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi Like many people in America, and around the world, I was in a state of shock after hearing the results of the presidential election last night. After the shock wore off, my first …

Chiaroscuro

Day 288 "All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle, yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness." - Jewish Hanukah Prayer It's Food For Thought Friday, and today's daily prompt is candle. When I saw that I thought I would easily be able to find an inspiring passage or poem to …

Expect Good Things

Day 235 “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” - Abraham Lincoln Writing about the Olympic Creed reminded me of something I read long ago - an optimist's creed. Optimism is about expectation. The Universe responds to our thoughts and beliefs, so it delivers whatever you expect. If you expect bad …

#PrayForPeace

Day 190 "When we leave this planet we are no longer Black/ White/ Yellow/ Red, Jew/ Christian/ Muslim/ Buddhist/etc., or Gay/ Straight/ Bi/ Trans. We are genderless, colourless, dogma-less souls that have occupied a physical shell, for a brief period of time. We are entities that came from creation and will return to it." - …