|A Cottage by the Sea||
In the immediate intuitive awareness of existence, a tree and I are seen as one, for that act by which the tree is and that by which I am is the same act; namely, existence.
To meet everyone and everything through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe.
Eckhart Tolle, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
To develop spiritually, we must discover how to control ourselves in the face of what we claim to lack but have no right to expect.
We could think of cheerfulness as a spiritual practice, or, at least, as a spiritual good—as a way of being compassionate to those we live with.
Br. Mark Brown