A wave on the ocean has a beginning and an end, a birth and a death… If a wave only sees its form, with its beginning and end, it will be afraid of birth and death. But if the wave sees that it is water and identifies itself with the water, then it will be emancipated from birth and death. Each wave is born and is going to die, but the water is free from birth and death.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
I long to go forth from here to another world.
~Francisco Manoel, Cobra Verde
The darker the night,
The brighter the stars.
The deeper the grief,
The closer is God.
Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.
Every child has known God
Not the God of names
Not the God of don’ts
Not the God who ever does anything weird,
But the God who knows only four words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
“Come Dance with Me, come dance.”
You don’t look out there for God,
something in the sky, you look in you.