“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing
on calm and amiable seas.
The challenging days of my existence may
or may not be bright and promising.
Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights,
I maintain an attitude of gratitude.
If I insist on being pessimistic,
there is always tomorrow.
Today I am blessed.”
“Each morning is a new morning, and each morning the sun that you encounter is the new sun.
I am not talking about the material sun. I am talking about the beauty, the benediction,
the blessing that it brings every day……
it is so utterly NEW………”
“The home we seek is in eternity;
The Truth we seek is like a shoreless sea,
Of which your paradise is but a drop.
This ocean can be yours; why should you stop
Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew?
The secrets of the sun are yours, but you
Content yourself with motes trapped in its beams.
Turn to what truly lives, reject what seems —
Which matters more, the body or the soul?
Be whole: desire and journey to the Whole.”
“May I, for instance, perhaps remind you
that the so decisively important doctrine of reincarnation,
of rebirth as a human being,
through which indeed the Love and Justice of God first become intelligible to us human spirits,
was only expunged from Christian creeds
by a very small majority decision at the Council of Constantinople
in the year 553.”