Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

A more tender, shaky kind of place

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Painting: Judy Wright

 

Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong.

At that point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live.

~ Pema Chödrön

 

An attitude of gratitude comes from an understanding that we may all have problems, but we don’t have all the problems.

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Painting: Judy Wright

~ Yehuda Berg

 

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.

Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

~ Paulo Coelho

 

4 thoughts on “A more tender, shaky kind of place

  1. Dear Phyllis – your messages always uplifting and great food for thought. Very much appreciated.

  2. Phyllis, these are wonderful quotes! Thank you!

  3. Shaky, yeah. That’s what I feel as I get older. I tremble at what it means to be human and what we mean to each other.

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