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November 9 dish 003

Wherever you are,
and whatever you do,
be in love.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Let yourself be silently drawn

by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

Be Grateful


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning is a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…
Welcome and entertain them all.
Treat each guest honorably.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013


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


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Aug. 3 2013 hummingbird moth 020Be empty of what you think you know.

That’s why Muhammad said,

“Fools will take up the most of paradise.”

Your clever mind just whips up

a dust storm of pride.

Allow yourself to be fooled and

peace clowns its way into your heart.

If your head would shatter in wonder

at what Reality really is,

reason’s tyranny would end and

every hair on your head would become an oracle.


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013