Here are the daily quotes for April of 2006. We hope you enjoy them!
Bless us, dark earth as we give back
that which we have received
as we make a forest of blessing a ridge of blessing
for the future to grow upon.
And to tell the truth I donít want to let go of the wrists
of idleness, I donít want to sell my life for money,
I donít even want to come in out of the rain.
May the gentleness of spring rains
soften the tensions within us,
And the power of ocean waves
steady and strengthen us.
–Janet Schaffran and Pat Kozak
Water flows from high in the mountains
Water runs deep in the Earth.
Miraculously, water comes to us,
and sustains all life.
–Thich Nhat Hanh
Spring, and no one can be still,
with all the messages coming through.
This is the blessing for sun after long rain:
Now everything shakes itself free and rises.
A woman remembers that she can be both fierce and generous at the same time. Rage is not like a kidney stone–if you wait long enough, it will pass. No, no. You must take right action. Then it will pass, and more creation will come to your life.
–Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
I fear purity; I fear it very much; it is a dangerous idea. I am a scientist and I know that nothing alive is pure. To be pure is to be impervious to change, to mixture. Change and mixture is our lot, our lot as living things. . . I am in love with the idea of mess. The mess is our only hope against the tyranny of the pure.
–Novelist Mary Gordon, speaking as a Cambodian doctor
Collected by the editors of Guidance for Body, Mind, and Spirit.