|A Cottage by the Sea||
We must protect the idea of human freedom, because love can only exist in the realm of freedom.
The hardest thing is to do something which is so close to nothing that it demands all of you, because there is no story anymore to tell, no object to hide behind. There’s nothing – just your own, pure presence.
Will you engage this moment with kindness or with cruelty, with love or with fear, with generosity or scarcity, with a joyous heart or an embittered one? This is your choice and no one can make it for you.
There are clouds we fear to enter, but on the inside of these clouds is the suddenness of real light.
The best defense against the rampant sexism in our culture is the support, friendship, and sisterhood that women can offer each other.
When I’m early for something, I sometimes take a little time to go and meditate in a nearby church, not “far from,” but “outside” the whirl of the city and the overstimulation in produces.
For though my faith is not yours and your faith is not mine, if we each are free to light our own flame, together we can banish some of the darkness of the world.
Rabbi Lord Johnathan Sacks, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
The most wonderful moment of the day is when creation, in its innocence, ask permission to “be” once again, as it did on the first morning that ever was.
I do not at all understand the mystery of grace--only that it meets us where we are but doesn't leave us where it found us.
Anne Lamott, quoted in www.gratefulness.org