Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details


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Rising to that for which we’re created

 

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Artwork: Judy Wright

GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:

 

O Friends!
Abandon not the everlasting beauty for a beauty that must die, and set not your affections on this mortal world of dust.

~ Baha’u’llah

Shed the light of a boundless love on every human being whom you meet, whether of your country, your race, your political party, or of any other nation, or shade of political opinion.

Heaven will support you while you work in this in-gathering of the scattered peoples of the world beneath the shadow of the almighty tent of unity.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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Artwork: Judy Wright

 

Be thou not unhappy; the tempest of sorrow shall pass; regret will not last; disappointment will vanish; the fire of the love of God will become enkindled, and the thorns and briars of sadness and despondency will be consumed!

Be thou happy; rest thou assured upon the favors of Bahá so that uncertainty and hesitation may become non-existent and the invisible outpourings descend upon the arena of being!”

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá


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A more tender, shaky kind of place

Monarchphoto 1

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

 


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L’attitudes of eternity

A few gems to take with us into the week:

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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

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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.    ~ Yehuda Berg

 

Artwork courtesy of authors Lauren Chuslo Shur and Jane E. Harper.