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THE WEAVER ?S PRAYER

My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me
I cannot see the colors He worketh steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper and I the underside.

Not till the looms are silent and the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the Weaver's skillful hands
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.
Anonymous

Date added: 10/04/2013

The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

Old Testament

Date added: 10/04/2013

It is all the same to be living and dead, waking and sleeping, young and old, as each of these alternately change into the other. Heraclitus (535 B.C.E.)

Date added: 10/04/2013

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom. Viktor Frankl (1905)

Date added: 10/04/2013

Wherever you go, there you are. Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944)

Date added: 09/03/2013

How does the ocean become the king of all rivers and streams? Because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/02/2013

By humility, out of an enemy He has made a friend, which is more than to have created a new earth. Meister Eckhart (1260)

Date added: 09/02/2013

The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. Baha'i Faith

Date added: 09/02/2013

A fundamental teaching of Baha'u'llah is the oneness of the world of humanity. Addressing mankind, He says, "Ye are all leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch." By this it is meant that the world of humanity is like a tree, the nations or peoples are the different limbs or branches of that tree, and the individual human creatures are as the fruits and blossoms thereof.

Baha'i Faith

Date added: 09/02/2013

Who teaches men to be grateful pleads the cause not only of men, but of the gods for they, being placed above all desires, cannot be of want of anything, yet we can nevertheless offer them our gratitude. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/02/2013

Many persons use greater care to avoid injuries to the body rather than to shun harm to the soul. Thou art not flesh and hair but a will. If thou keep this beautiful then will you be beautiful. Epictetus (55)

Date added: 09/02/2013

Let them know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.
Old Testament

Date added: 07/10/2013

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892)

Date added: 07/10/2013

The Lord is my light and my salvation so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Old Testament

Date added: 07/10/2013

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875)

Date added: 07/10/2013

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 06/27/2013

By waiting and by calm you shall be saved; in quiet and in trust your strength lies. Old Testament

Date added: 06/25/2013

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose. Carl Jung (1875)

Date added: 06/25/2013

There is one great and universal wish of mankind expressed in all religions, in all art and philosophy, and in all human life: the wish to pass beyond himself as he now is. Beatrice Hinkle (1874)

Date added: 06/25/2013

Give ear to my cry, Eternal Word,
and answer me
for I am in need of You.
Awaken new life in me,
as I yearn to do Your will;
dispel the ignorance of my ways;
as I put my trust in You.
You are the Beloved, be gracious to me,
Heart of my heart,
for with You I would walk all day.
My soul is uplifted as I abandon
myself into Your hands.
Old Testament

Date added: 06/25/2013

He had no feeling that he was in the heart of a crowded universe, between all whose great verities moved countless small and smaller truths. Little notion had he that to learn these after the measure of their importance, was his business, with eternity to do it in! George MacDonald (1824)

Date added: 06/25/2013

The Void is that which stands right in the middle of "this" and "that." The void is all inclusive, having no opposite - there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is a living void, because all forms come out of it and whoever realizes the void is filled with life and power and the love of all things. Bruce Lee (1940)

Date added: 06/25/2013

And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 04/23/2013

Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)

Date added: 04/23/2013

Come quickly - as soon as these blossoms open, they fall.

This world exists as a sheen of dew on flowers.
Izumi Shikibu (974)

Date added: 04/13/2013
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