quote du jour ~Weiss

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its own unhurried pace.

~Brian L. Weiss, Muchas Vidas, Muchos Maestros

quote du jour ~pema chodron – if we learn…

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.

~Pema Chödrön

quote du jour ~howard

Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.

~Vernon Linwood Howard

excerpt du jour ~the white-robed monk

Sitting in stillness
Breathing.
Breathing
At the depth of stillness,
Something stirs in me.
It draws me
Out of my stillness.
It stirs in me
And draws me on
To explore what I know not.
I rouse myself and follow it.
I go with it
Not knowing where. Continue reading

march 31, 1992

Keep me from me!

Please–
I do not want to hear
the cries of my heart,
the wails of despair,
the longing for communion,
the echoes of loneliness.

Remove me,
stand me away
from this self,
this seeker
who knows not
that for which she searches
but is compelled
to continue the quest.

Here–
in isolation,
in ignorance,
I am at ease.
I am content.
I exist.
I die.

pathwriter’s note: I found this and several other poems I’d written in a notebook a while back. I don’t remember what it was that prompted the writing of it all those years ago, but it expresses so well the part of me in the present that has, at times, wanted to ditch the as-yet-unidentified “calling” I’ve felt these last few years, to turn away from that which has drawn me repeatedly into unknown territories, both internal and external.  However, I know (as I evidently knew then, too) that if I turn my back on the part of me that is the seeker, I will be turning my back on the deepest, truest part of me, and if I do this, it is my soul that will die.

quote du jour ~dyer

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

~Dr. Wayne Dyer

quote du jour ~moore – the soul is…

The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life.

~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul