Directions

I am sure from time to time, we all feel a bit lost somehow. Saw this nice passage on Inspiration Peak:

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it’s a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if I’ve gone away from you.

Pueblo Indian Prayer

Little something

Given the pending deadline faced by Iraq tomorrow morning, perhaps we can reflect upon on this little piece tonight:

“I should not make any promises right now,
But I know if you pray somewhere in this world,
Something good will happen.”

Hafiz, 1319-1389, Persian Poet and Teacher

This present instant

In these times of international instability, perhaps the following quote is quite appropriate:

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant.

Fra Giovanni

On faith

While on the subject of quotes, here are two of my favourites for the past couple of years.

“When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”

Barbara J. Winter

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Unknown

Gratitude

Yesterday received this from a mailing list Inspiration Peak which I subscribe to:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie

Very timely.