Thought for Today

Post Traumatic Growth

While we may not recognize it at the time of a traumatic event, life-changing suffering has a way of being an opening to a greater understanding of life. The “mud” and mess of our most painful experiences can become the fertile ground for the blossoming of our understanding and self-compassion. ~Sister Dang Nghiem (1968 to … Continue reading Post Traumatic Growth

Under Construction

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what God is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently God … Continue reading Under Construction

To Know God

To know God we must first know ourselves. From time immemorial many have tried to define God philosophically. But He remains undefined as ever. God cannot be realized by the body or intellect or senses. He can only be experienced by the soul. Unless we know ourselves, the question of knowing God does not arise. … Continue reading To Know God


Ordinarily we are swept away by habitual momentum. We don’t interrupt our patterns even slightly. With practice, however, we learn to stay with the broken heart, with a nameless fear, with the desire for revenge. Sticking with uncertainty is how we learn to relax in the midst of chaos, how we learn to be cool … Continue reading Uncertainty

Beneficial Seeds

We don’t have to view ourselves as victims of an external world or as victims of our conditioning. We receive the fruit of seeds of the past as our experience right now, and we can choose to do what is helpful right now: to plant beneficial seeds. ~Ben Connelly (Soto Zen teacher in the Katagiri lineage)

Word of the Creator

You, the all-accomplishing Word of the Creatorare the light of primordialdaybreak over the spheres. You, the foreknowingmind of divinity,foresaw all your worksas you willed them,your prescience hiddenin the heart of your power,like a wheel around the world,whose circling Love never comes to an end. ~Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179, German writer, composer and mystic)

Mirror of Your Heart

Become silent from the chatter of the self. You should not talk to yourself about what you hope to obtain from God, and in regards to what is allowed to you. That is a waste of time without any gain, as it is just a desire. If you get used to the chatter of the … Continue reading Mirror of Your Heart

Single Moment

We’ve discovered that a single moment in time can be a universe in itself, full of powerful forces. Most people aren’t aware enough of the now to even notice. ~Donna Murphy (1959 to pres., actress, singer, dancer,   from Anij: character in Star Trek: Insurrection)


People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That’s not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree … Continue reading Karma

Divine Love

Tune into divine love – the center where you know goodness dwells, the place where you are truly alive and from which you express calmly, peacefully and with love. When this process starts, you are opening the portals of your Soul. ~John-Roger Delano Hinkins (1934-2014, American author, public speaker, founder of the Movement of Spiritual … Continue reading Divine Love

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