Sunday, October 24, 2010

Altruism and Action

When we see a person in any type of pain, we should react in as visceral and enlightened a fashion as if we had just witnessed them being struck in the face with a brick.  If our minds are not so dulled as to be sleeping, our response will be immediate.  We will seek to reach out to them with a solidity that can only derive from the innate compassionate fire of love.  In short, we will essentially feel that we had been struck.

Friday, October 22, 2010

One Breath

The entirety of the journey

is represented by this unfolding:

from the position of the infant

to that of the outstretched arms.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Faith is not "merely" belief

Faith is not "merely" belief that something can be accomplished; faith is the entire movement of one's being from the known to the unknown (and indeed, even to the unknowable).