Archives for category: Hope

January 1 2014 Parkway 015

To understand

the heart and mind of a person,

look not  at what

he has already achieved,

but at what he aspires

to do.

Kahlil Gibran

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

December 26 2013 Christmas 042

In my heart, I feel deep gratefulness
All my heart is filled with sincere prayer
From all corners of the world
Let us join our hearts and pray
For a world of harmony and peace

In my heart, I feel deep gratefulness
May all the Buddhas hear my prayer
All united with one heart
Let us end our hate with love
May there be no suffering year after year

From my heart, I pray
May we join our hands, our hearts as one
Spread the seeds of Great Love
Nurture wisdom evermore
Let us fill the world with hope

In my heart, I feel deep gratefulness
May all the Buddhas know my prayer
All united with on heart
Let us end our hate with love
May there be no suffering year after year.

Let’s make an aspiration together:

“May there be no suffering year after year.”

A Tzu Chi Prayer Song

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

re blogged from:  LIJIUN

(Please visit Li Jiun’s original page to see the wonderful photo of the Buddha at sunrise)

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Master Cheng Yen’s Jing Si Aphorisms

November 28 2013 002 - Copy (2)

People are like stained-glass windows. 

They sparkle and shine

when the sun is out,

but when the darkness sets in,

their true beauty is revealed

only if there is light from within.

 

 

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Photo by Woodland Gnome

November 27 2013 025

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew,

so does my gratitude renew itself daily.

The breaking of the sun

over the horizon

is my grateful heart

dawning upon a blessed world.

Terri Guillemets

Photo By Woodland Gnome

The Unmoved Mover Moving

If only it were possible to grow wings
and soar into the air-
poised between heaven and Earth,
you would see the solid ground,
and flowing rivers, the wandering air,
the penetrating fire, the circling stars,
and the encompassing heavens.

What joy to see all this,
borne along by the one impulse-
to perceive the unmoved mover
moving in all that moves.
He who is hidden,
manifest through all his works.

Hermes Tresmegistus, Thoth
From, The Hermetica
translated by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Photo by Ariel

October 25 garden 020

The creative, loving-something life

is also the healthy one.

There is healing and protection

in doing what makes you happy.

Richard Bach

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

Beauty

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Rumi

Photo by Woodland Gnome

Yaquina Head light from Agate Beach.????

When will you learn

to expect what you can’t imagine

will happen?

You are never given a wish

without also begin given

the power to make it true.

You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2010

Yaquina Head light from Agate Beach, OR

Sept 22 flowers 011You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.”

The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.

They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.

Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights,

is worthy of all else from you.

And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life

deserves to fill his cup from your little stream

Khalil Gibran

Photo by Woodland Gnome

march 20 yard 032Lakota Instructions for Living

Friend do it this way – that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

If you do it that way – that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One – whatever you ask for,
that’s the Way It’s Going To Be.

passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman