Before You SpeakBefore you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, ‘Is it true?’ At the second ask, ‘Is it necessary?’ At the third gate ask ‘Is it kind? Rumi
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The story evolves one page at a time. The author develops the plot with twists and turns, heroes and villains appear quest ever in the forefront. Is there a predetermined plot the writer must follow, a formula for the genre? Are there any original stories, … Continue reading
I get rid of the pound. It creeps back again. I buy lighter shoes. It’s still there. Like the birthday candle you can’t blow out, this pound relentlessly comes back each time I starve it off, its brother just lurking … Continue reading
Source does not impose worship, slavish service, or punishment for we must in our own hearts voluntarily recognize and love Him. The Creator does not coerce or compel submission leaving us with free will It is our own choosing to … Continue reading
The sublime search for the Creator of universes is the supreme adventure of a lifetime. The Quest heroes and villains battles bravery betrayal resolution We write our stories with time and tears never quite sure how the story will end.
The Divine Presence within man is the mystery of mysteries. Unfathomable is the idea of God within us– imperfect mankind. Yet we experience this inner whisper, this silent knowing, this universal longing, a need to return to Source, salmons swimming upstream … Continue reading
Father, God, Spirit, Lord Creator, Source, our list of names seems endless as does our compilation of theory about what this Force might be. What did the prophet mean when he said, “There is none besides Him.” Did he mean … Continue reading
Should we offer words of comfort to those who can not hear? One can not teach those who yet do not have the capacity to learn. Show them compassion, bind their wounds, then leave them in the hands of the Lord.