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Gift

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.     Mary Oliver    

Wild Geese

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place in the family of things.     Mary Oliver  

Broken Egg

If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from inside.    

Rule Number 6

Two Prime ministers were sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him: “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember Rule Number 6,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologizes, and withdraws. […]

The Ostrich Strategy

The Secret on how to lead a mediocre life: The Ostrich Strategy Take a look around, if there is no one in the room whom you aspire to become in 10 years, keep doing whatever you are doing and looking forward to the weekend (or your next vacation).   ************************ Something I learned from my […]

Finally He Got It

A young man went to a Zen master. After practicing for a time the student went off on his own with instructions to faithfully send a letter to the master every month, giving an account of his spiritual progress. In the first month, the student wrote, “I now feel an expansion of consciousness and experience […]

School, or Life?

The difference between school and life? In school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson.  

God Will Provide

A young woman brings home her fiancé to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man. The father invites the fiancé to his study for a drink. “So what are your plans?” the father asks the young man. “I am a bible scholar.” he replies. “A […]

True or False

One of the major work in our spiritual journey is to discern true from false. That was the sin of Adam. When the snake approached Adam and Eve, he spoke the truth. He told them that they could eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge, the good and the evil. And it’s true. But […]

On Going Extreme

Going extreme is oftentimes an easy way out. In Hebrew, the word me’od means ‘very’, but it also looks like the word mot, which means ‘death’. Whenever we become extreme, we are out of balance and we bring chaos into our lives. This is also true for spirituality. It is very easy to go completely […]