Joan Baez diamonds and rust We show the people we love our diamonds but they can’t always see them, all they can see is rust or dust. They think what others have to offer is lousy but really they are just so scared and can’t see what the jewels. Fear stopped them being able to Read more about Diamonds and dust[…]
In each of us there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are.” ― Gunilla Norris Within each of us there is a silence—a silence as vast as a universe.We are afraid of it…and we long for it. When we experience that silence, we Read more about On Silence[…]
encouraging us to embrace new potentials and to open our minds to alternate perspectives.
by: Saadi (c. 1213-1291) translated by Samuel Robinson From the Bustan A drop of rain trickled from a cloud into the ocean. When it beheld the breadth of its waters it was utterly confounded: “What a place is this Sea, and what am I? If it is existent, verily I am non-existent.” Whilst it was thus regarding Read more about The Pearl and the Ocean[…]
The day is first mentioned in the Talmud in Tractate Rosh Hashana (2a) where it states that “Beit Hillel say: [The New Year for tree] is on the fifteenth of [the Hebrew month of Shvat].” Beit Shammai, another group of rabbinic scholars at the time, is recorded as having the opinion that the New Year Read more about Tu Bishvat Jewish new year of the Trees[…]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0013hcr “Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season ” was first published in a fall 1965 issue of Arash. One of Farrokhzad’s longest and most pensive poems, it begins with a speaker’s personal and individual declaration that implies a whole life behind it: And this is Ia woman alone at the threshold of Read more about Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season[…]
Six Words of Advice: Let go of what has passed.Let go of what may come.Let go of what is happening now.Don’t try to figure anything out.Don’t try to make anything happen.Relax, right now, and rest. ~ Tilopatranslated by Ken McLeod