Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details


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The cup is … refillable

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Georges De Feure, “Ferme au bord du Zuiderzee, 1910.

 

Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and less attached to it.

~ Ram Dass

 

11892078_1011069658923828_8122238579020981986_nWhatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair.

Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows.

You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path.

Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.

 ~ Shams Tabrizi

 


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In the same garden

Gleanings found here and there:

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Photo: Nelson Ashberger

If we open our hearts, we will also find open hearts – it is always mutual.

~ Abbot Leo von Rudloff

… love is at the core of our being, and yet we search for it everywhere, so often causing our self pain in the process, losing our way, becoming entangled in our desires and all our images of love. Then, one day, something makes us turn away from the outer world to seek this truth within us…..

~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done — then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.

~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

That’s what causes all the pain on this earth, including the fact that the ecosystem is turned upside down. All of that comes from people not making friends with themselves and never being willing to communicate with the one they consider to be the troublemaker. That’s how we stay caught in this battleground, this war zone.

 ~ Pema Chödrön

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.

~ Ram Dass

 


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Growth’s leading edge

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“What I have come to understand is that my path involves my heart.

It can’t come after the fact.

It has to be the leading edge of my method.

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And in a devotional path, we work with forms in order to transform our own identities.

And, in the process, we break the habits we’ve held as our realities and our own self-definitions.

And the new realities, the new concepts we take on, because they were taken on intentionally, don’t have the same hold over us that the old ones had.

It’s using a skillful means to get rid of one thing when later we will get rid of that aid

as well.”

~ Ram Dass


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We are all affecting the world

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More from Christine DeLorey at: http://creativenumerology.wordpress.com/

Gleanings found here and there:

If we open our hearts, we will also find open hearts – it is always mutual.

~ Abbot Leo von Rudloff
A Benedictine Legacy of Peace; The Life of Abbot Leo A. Rudloff

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Photo: Lara Kearns

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.

~ Ram Dass

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done — then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.   ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett