Saturday, July 18, 2009

Finding Life in a Meadow

If you go as far as you can see,
you will then see enough to go even farther.
- John Wooden

There came a time
when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin

"Never lose an opportunity
to see anything that is beautiful.
It is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face,
every fair sky,
every fair flower."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

As you sit on the hillside,
or lie prone under the trees of the forest,
or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream,
the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
- Stephen Graham

One sees great things from the valley,
only small things from the peak.
- G. K. Chesterton

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

"For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower, even from the cliffs of despair."

"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun. I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one."
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person,
you know that a man can have no vocation
but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him...
- Albert Camus

We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent
and God is shining throughit all the time.
God manifests Himself everywhere, in everything -
in people and in things and in nature and in events...
The only thing is we don't see it...
I have no program for this seeing.
It is only given.
But the gate of heaven is everywhere.
- Thomas Merton

If I know what love is,

it is because of you.

-Herman Hesse