While cleaning, I knocked over
a favorite lamp, cracking it
in several places. Upset at first,
I finally calmed enough to see the
beautiful patterns of light that
filtered through the cracks,
filling the room with swirls of gold.
I realized then how often life seems
to break us until we see that through
the cracks shines our light from within.
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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