We are all part of a Whole

SONY DSC

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein​

2016-10-15T01:44:51+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Tags: , , |Comments Off on We are all part of a Whole

Divining – Poem by Rosemerry Trommer

looking-into-mountains

Not just on the wall—
the writing’s on the sky,
the river, the moon, the bridge.
And wouldn’t you love
to believe it’s a map, and
that if only you could read it,
you might know where to go
from here? Yes, we’re lost,
but god, isn’t it beautiful,
this place where we wander,
this place where gold gathers
just before the plum of night?

by Rosemerry Trommer

2016-10-15T01:44:51+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Divining – Poem by Rosemerry Trommer

Peace is Every Step

Peace-is-Every-Step

“In our lives, we may be lucky enough to know someone whose love extends to animals and plants. We may also know people who, although they themselves live in a safe situation, realize that famine, disease, and oppression are destroying millions of people on Earth and look for ways to help those who suffer. They cannot forget the downtrodden, even amidst the pressures of their own lives. At least to some extent, these people have realized the interdependent nature of life. They know that the survival of the underdeveloped countries cannot be separated from the survival of the materially wealthy, technically advanced countries. Poverty and oppression bring war. In our times, every war involves all countries. The fate of each country is linked to the fate of all others.”​

An excerpt from ​”Peace is ​E​very ​S​tep” – Thich Nhat ​H​anh

2016-10-15T01:44:51+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Peace is Every Step

Our True Nature is Love

LOVE-HANDS

It seems like everywhere I look this month, the practice we have selected — recognizing our oneness — is expressed in many ways and words. I loved reading these words below from Dale Borglum, the director of the Living/Dying project. I am committed to the practice of seeing others as part of my family, which I am convinced is the truth.

“T​he longer ​I​ am on this wonderful and challenging path to freedom from fear, the clearer it becomes the essence of this journey is devotion, in particular, its expression in loving and serving our fellow beings. Devotion to whom? From one perspective we are all connected. From a deeper perspective we are one. The Beloved can only be everything – you, me, the Sacred. Our true nature is Love.​”​

ramsign2-2-e1385786811733

2016-10-15T01:44:51+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Our True Nature is Love