hope

Carrying on

Carrying on

"Jacob, where do you find the strength to carry on in life?" "Life is often heavy only because we attempt to carry it," said Jacob. "But, I do find a…Read more
Open to the mystery

Open to the mystery

Gentle me, Holy One, into an unclenched moment, a deep breath, a letting go of heavy experiences, of shriveling anxieties, of dead certainties, that, softened by the silence, surrounded by…Read more
Look to this day

Look to this day

Look to this day... For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well-lived Makes every yesterday A dream of happiness And every tomorrow a…Read more
The hope of loving

The hope of loving

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure? I think it is the hope of loving, or being loved. I heard a fable once about the sun going on…Read more
Eden

Eden

And then compassion will be wedded to power And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind And then both men and women will be gentle…Read more
Deep listening

Deep listening

In this century and in any century, Our deepest hope, our most tender prayer, Is that we learn to listen. May we listen to one another in openness and mercy…Read more
Love is better than anger

Love is better than anger

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.…Read more
Shalom

Shalom

A prominent Jewish prayer concludes "May He who made peace in the heavens grant peace to us on Earth." What does it mean to create peace in the heavens? Ancient…Read more
O Earth, Wrap Me

O Earth, Wrap Me

O Earth, wrap me in your leaves - heal me. Let me fall under Earthbreast - feed me. Sing to me under the round nests in your cedar trees. Embrace…Read more
I Sing of Change

I Sing of Change

I sing of the beauty of Athens without its slaves Of a world free of kings and queens and other remnants of an arbitrary past Of earth with no sharp…Read more
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