David Sluyter

I awoke to the confusion of a new day.The scraps of dreams, memories of yesterday, and newCravings creeping into awareness,The sun spilling its light over all but the shadows and a Cacophony of soundFrom outside and in.What to make order of? What to let go?And who...

Terry Tempest Williams

I PRAY TO THE BIRDS I pray to the birds. I pray to the birds because I believe they will carry the messages of my heart upward. I pray to them because I believe in their existence, the way their songs begin and end each day—the invocations and benedictions of Earth. I...

Thanksgiving Address

Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty and responsibility to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give our greetings and our thanks...

The First Free Women- Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns

UPASAMA – CALM FROM THE FIRST FREE WOMEN – POEMS OF THE EARLY BUDDHIST NUNSHow do you cross the flood?You cross calmly – one step at a time,feeling for stones.How do you cross the flood, my heart?You cross calmly – one step at a time, or not at all....

Lao Tzu

Empty yourself of everything.Let the mind rest at peace.The ten thousand things rise and fallwhile the Self watches their return.They grow and flourishand then return to the source.Returning to the source is stillness,which is the way of nature....