God, make me brave for life

God, make me brave for life

God, make me brave for life: oh, braver than this. Let me straighten after pain, as a tree straightens after the rain, Shining and lovely again. God, make me brave…Read more
Grace strikes us

Grace strikes us

Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us…Read more
Grow

Grow

Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else's bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit.…Read more
Stay in the center

Stay in the center

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. If…Read more
Open your heart to love

Open your heart to love

Speak your truth. Listen when others speak theirs, too. When you let go of fear, you will learn to love others, and you will let them love you. Do not…Read more
Searching for happiness

Searching for happiness

Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower, but is already there, in relaxation and letting-go. Don't strain yourself, there is nothing to do. Whatever arises in the mind…Read more
Become the sky

Become the sky

Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side. Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into…Read more
Making the effort

Making the effort

I make the effort to maintain a ground of oceanic silence out of which arises the multitude of phenomena of daily life. I make the effort to see and to…Read more