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....

Alice Walker

We have a beautiful motherHer hills are buffaloesHer buffaloes hillsWe have a beautiful motherHer oceans are wombsHer wombs oceansWe have a beautiful motherHer teeth the white stones at the edge of the water the summer grasses her plentiful hair We have a beautiful...

Walt Whitman

LEAVES OF GRASSI exist as I am, that is enough,If not other in the world be aware I sit content,And if each and all be aware I sit content.One world is aware, and by far the larges to me, and that is myself,And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousandOr ten...

David Whyte

SOMETIMESSometimes if you move carefully through the forestBreathing like the onesin the old stories who could cross a shimmering bed of dry leaves without a sound,you come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tinybut frightening requestsconceived out of...

Wendell Berry- “Being Watchful”

BEING WATCHFUL As soon as I felt a necessity to learn about the non-human world,I wished to learn about it in a hurry.And then I began to learn perhapsthe most important lesson that nature had to reach me:that I could not learn about her in a hurry.The most important...