Sunday, August 26, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Serenity

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.


Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Lao-Tzu
Tao Te Ching Chapter 9

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Quiet time


There are times in our lives
That are treasures

The times we spend with
A friend on a Winter's day.

The times we are quiet

The times of serenity

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Friends

Friends

Comfort

Friends

I am Your Friend

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Prayer of Peace from Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your 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;

where there is sadness,

joy;


O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

And Love?



So I asked him about love.

His gaze went off in a different direction
His mind was full of yesterdays.

His soul had gone to a new dimension
He called out a name

Of a wife long past.

A lone tear made its way
Down that ruddy cheek.

That was his story of love.