Tag: religion

“Invitation” Mary Oliver

Invitation by Mary Oliver Oh do you have time to linger for just a little while out of your busy and very important day for the goldfinches that have gathered in a field of thistles for a musical battle, to see who can sing the highest note, or the lowest,

You Start Dying Slowly

You Start Dying Slowly — By Pablo Neruda You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do

Praying, Mary Oliver

Praying It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence

What Sound Did Your Year Make?

A year’s reflection through sensory metaphor. Recently I was reflecting on my year and the scene that entered my mind came through a unusual doorway. The scene was that of a drum set tumbling down two flights of stairs, and it came through as sound sound in addition to the

Gratitude, by Sri Chinmoy

Gratitude In the life of aspiration and dedication The gratitude-deer always runs the fastest, Always achieves the most, Always becomes the perfection-satisfaction Of the highest And Most fulfilling and fulfilled Supreme in us. Gratitude is not a human achievement. Gratitude is a divine treasure Granted to us By the inner

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