Even water, which has a natural tendency to flow downwards, is drawn up to the sky by the sun’s rays. In the same way, God’s grace lifts up the mind which has got a tendency to run after sense objects.
“Evening you gather back all that dazzling dawn has put asunder: you gather a lamb, gather a kid, gather a child to its mother.” Sappho, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
A Politically Correct Christmas Poem Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct? His workers no longer would ans… Source: Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. Washington Irving
“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing… Source: George Eliot “A friend is one to whom … Continue reading George Eliot “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Gathutha konagia mundu njira A little, contemptible path is sometimes the one that leads you to the highway. Muigwithania sites 2c foto – fruit in summer 09 ulmarra Source: Yunus Emre (1238 – 1320). True Speech is the Fruit of Not Speaking True speech is the fruit of not speaking. Too much talking clouds the … Continue reading Yunus Emre (1238 – 1320). True Speech is the Fruit of Not Speaking True speech is the fruit of not speaking. Too much talking clouds the heart.
“Listen to th’ wind wutherin’ round the house,” she said. “You could bare stand up on the moor if you was out on it tonight.”Mary did not know what “wutherin’” meant until she listened, and then she understood. It must mean that hollow shuddering sort of roar which rushed round and round the house, as … Continue reading “Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire | the GEM COLLECTION 2016
“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I … Continue reading George Eliot “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
Give a thief enough rope and he’ll hang himself. If you give a bad person enough opportunity he will bring about his own downfall. There is a play on words in the proverb, for ‘rope’ has tow meanings: (a) a length of stout cordage as used for hanging, which was a penalty of theft in … Continue reading Put a stout heart to a steep hill.
“For your answer, you must hear a minimalist composition performed by the wind, watch the dolphins play in moonlight, and listen to the whales singing as you are rocked to sleep by the sea. If this happens to you once, you are still fit material for human company. If it happens to you every night … Continue reading The heart is but the beach beside the sea that is the world.
“By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing. And he vows his passion is, Infinite, undying. Lady make note of this — One of you is lying.” ― Dorothy Parker
“We maximise the richness of our lives, we increase the richness of other people’s lives by, in a strange sort of sense, exposing them to more chances, more opportunities, rather than by saying “This is it. The future is predictable. Your future is predictable and this is what you have to do.” The “meaning of … Continue reading To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. — Indian Proverb
Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray In glimmering valleys, cool and far away. Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street, And listen to the music, faint and sweet, That echoes ever to a listening ear, Unheard by those who will not pause to hear The wayward chimes of memory’s pensive bells, Wind-blown … Continue reading “God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.” – Augustine
“She reached down and picked a crab out of a bucket. As it came up it turned out that three more were hanging on to it. “A crab necklace?” giggled Juliet. “Oh, that’s crabs for you,” said Verity, disentangling the ones who had hitched a ride. “thick as planks, the lot of them. That’s why … Continue reading There is an animal inside me, clutching fast to my heart, a huge crab. Anne Sexton
Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience. – Marina Schinz
the ocean, under the pulsation of lighthouses and noise of bell buoys, advances as usual, looking as if it were not that ocean in which dropped things are bound to sink— in which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor consciousness. Marianne Moore
“She left, never to return. I planted a tree and a seed each time I thought of her. I grew a small forest and a large garden and had no one to give the orchids to.” ― Darnell Lamont Walker
But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people’s idea, not nature’s. http://www.quotegarden.com/weeds.html
Dai nemici mi guardo io, dagli amici mi guardi Iddio! – I (will) protect myself from my enemies; may God protect me from my friends!
Sara Prater A Barge Mysterious In The Thick Of Night – Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai A barge mysterious in the thick of night Sailed slowly to the somber shore Beneath the ramparts of the dreaming fort How silent how austere how still The lapping of the waves against the barge. Whence is the barge … Continue reading How my heart wants to sail away with you, As you sail across the ocean blue. But I must stay beside my window clear, As the barges sail away from here.
If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’ Jeff Foxworthy Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jefffoxwor183454.html?src=t_dysfunctional
Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
Onna no ké ni wa dai-zô mo tsunagaru. With one hair of a woman you can tether even a great elephant.
The Whistle of a Train There’s something most exciting in the whistle of a train; It’s sighted in the distance and comes panting through the rain. Then the bustle on the station, with kisses freely won, And those who hide a heartache for those who did not come. There’s something very thrilling in the whistle of a train; The … Continue reading “My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I’ll not be knowing, Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take, No matter where it’s going.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry
Even in one single leaf on a tree, or in one blade of grass, the awesome Deity presents itself. Shinto. Source: Leave the things of this world, and come to me daily with pure bodies and pure hearts. Shinto. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
The greatest treasure we can seek is wisdom that comes from God