In Praise of Imperfection

‘Forget your perfect offering.  There’s a crack in everything.  That’s how the light gets in.’ – Leonard Cohen

The Golden Hour

  ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.’ Laurence Binyon –  (extract from For The Fallen)

Being There

‘Being there is everything in love, in life and in dying,’   – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (founder of the US hospice movement)    

In Praise of Desire

Instead of feeling anxious about your desires, relax in the certainty that your deepest desires are leading you to the very best expression of yourself.  Your inner voice is speaking to you and that my friends is where true happiness lies – Oprah Winfrey

Soul Whispers

‘Our eternal identity never leaves us alone in the bodies we choose…In reflection, meditation, or prayer, the memories of who we really are do filter down to us in selective thought each day.  In small, intuitive ways – through the cloud of amnesia – we are given clues for the justification of our being.’ –…

A Word from Emerson

Tis curious that we only believe as deep as we live – Emerson, ‘Beauty’

The Pope – nature can be your church

‘It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person. In a way, the traditional notion of God is outdated. One can be spiritual but not religious. It is not necessary to go to church and give money – for many, nature can be a church. Some of the best people in…

On Kindness

‘When I was young I admired clever people.  Now that I am old I admire kind people’ – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel