Dalai Lama

No matter what is going on Never give up Develop the heart Too much energy in your country Is spent developing the mind Instead of the heart Be compassionate Not just to your friends But to everyone Be compassionate Work for peace In your heart and in the world Work for peace And I say…

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrenderâ be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, They…

Milarepa

In horror of Death I took to the mountains Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done.

Buddha

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movement of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightening in the sky, Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain. Nothing is as it appears. Know all things…

The Bible

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time…

Thich Naht Hahn

Contemplations on no coming, no-going This body is not me, I am not limited by this body. I am life without boundaries. I have never been born, and I have never died. Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, Manifestations from my wondrous true mind. Since before time, I have been free.…

A Litany of Rememberance

Those who live no more, echo still within our thoughts and words, and what they did is part of what we have become. In the rising of the sun and in its going down We remember them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter We remember them. In the blueness…

The Monks of Western Priory

There is an energy within us that makes things happen when the paths of other persons touch ours. And we have to be there and let it happen. When the time of our particular sunset comes our things, our accomplishments, won’t really matter a great deal. But the clarity and care with which we have…

Bennacht – A Blessing

On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May a flock of colors, Indigo, red, green And azure blue Come to awaken in you A meadow…

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be…

Thich Naht Hahn

No coming no going, No after, no before. I hold you close, I release you to be free; I am in you. And you are in me.