Sayings Archive

The following are the sayings and prayers that appear on the sidebar of the site:

 

This being human is a guest house, Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
-Thirteenth-century Persian poet - Rumi

 

I Have Learned So Much
I Have Learned So Much From God That I Can No Longer Call Myself
A Christian, A Hindu, A Muslim, A Buddhist, A Jew.
The Truth Has Shared So Much Of Itself With Me
That I Can No Longer Call Myself A Man, A Woman, An Angel, Or Even Pure Soul
Love As Befriended Hafiz So Completely It Has Turned To Ash And Freed Me
Of Every Concept And Image My Mind Has Ever Known
-Hafiz from The Gift translated by Ladinsky

 

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve: and bad things are very easy to get.

Scars remind us of where we’ve been

They don’t have to dictate where we’re going