Dec 18, 2017

Fairy Wings

Blind folk see the fairies.
Oh, better far than we,
Who miss the shining of their wings
Because our eyes are filled with things
We do not wish to see.

~Rose Fyleman

Aug 20, 2015

The present moment

Quote from the book: Understanding Our Mind (2006) ISBN 978-81-7223-796-7

May 16, 2015

Chrysanthemum & Dalai Lama XIV

Whether one is rich or poor, 

educated or illiterate, 
religious or nonbelieving, 
man or woman, 
black, white, or brown, 
we are all the same. 

Physically, emotionally, and mentally, 
we are all equal. 

We all share basic needs for food, 
shelter, safety, and love. 

We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. 

Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. 

Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones.

  We all experience pain when we suffer loss 
and joy when we achieve what we seek. 

On this fundamental level, 
religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.

~  Dalai Lama XIV

May 15, 2015

For Toek - Ranunculus & Rumi


In your light I learn how to love.


 In your beauty, how to make poems. 


You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you,

 but sometimes I do, 

and that sight becomes this art.

~ Rumi

May 14, 2015

Tulips & Maya Angelou

In the flush of love's light, 
we dare be brave. 

And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, 
and will ever be. 

Yet it is only love which sets us free. 

~  Maya Angelou

Feb 4, 2013

Tulips & Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, 
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, 
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, 
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, 
and He bends you with His might 
that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, 
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

~ Kahlil Gibran

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