December 2018

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image.  Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton

November 2018

“That I feed the hungry, forgive an insult, and love my enemy–these are great virtues. But what if I should discover that the poorest of beggars and most impudent of offenders are all within me, and that I stand in need of all the alms of my own kindness; that I myself am the enemy who must be loved–what then?”
Carl Jung

October 2018

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
Japanese Proverb

September 2018

“The journey between who you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really begins.”
Barbara De Angelis

August 2018

“The really big successes often happen only after you let go of control.”
Robert Holden

July 2018

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

June 2018

“I left Home so long ago now
that I would not recognize my own face.
I constructed the Boat of My Life
and I set out
into the open sea
waving to all who knew
that the seas would give me
everything I could handle
and everything I could not
and yet they waved, and I set out
into the open sea
in the Boat of My Life:
built from Soul, crafted by Heart
and with great innocence I pushed off
into the open sea
and have been away from my Home
so long now that I would not recognize my own face
but I know that Home—-
remembers me.”
‘Long at Sea’, 2007, Em Claire

May 2018

“This is how a human being can change.
There is a worm
addicted to eating grape leaves.
Suddenly, he wakes up,
call it grace, whatever, something
wakes him, and he is no longer a worm.
He is the entire vineyard,
and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks,
a growing wisdom and joy
that does not need to devour.”

April 2018

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

March 2018

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

February 2018

“Maybe we are overdeveloped outwardly and underdeveloped inwardly. Perhaps it is we who, for all our wealth, are living in poverty.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn ( from, Wherever you go, There you are. Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life)

January 2018

“A friend is someone who supports you in being the best that you can be, yet accepts you as you are.”
Raphaella Vaisseau