find your gems

When life itself seems lunatic,

who knows where madness lies?

Perhaps to be too practical is madness.

To surrender dreams-

this may be madness.

Too much sanity may be madness-

and maddest of all-

to see life as it is,

and not as it should be.

~Don Quixote

free the hope that gets squashed again and again…

inquiry for today~ somewhere you may know how to be with this….

endless awareness

When it is raining, we think that there is no sunshine. But if we fly high in an airplane and go through the clouds, we rediscover the sunshine again. We see that the sunshine is always there. In a time of anger or despair, our love is still there also. Our capacity to communicate, to forgive, to be compassionate is still there.

You have to believe this. We are more than our anger, we are more than our suffering. We must recognize that we do have within us the capacity to love, to understand, to be compassionate. If you know this, then when it rains you won’t be desperate.

You know that the rain is there, but the sunshine is still there somewhere. Soon the rain will stop, and the sun will shine again. Have hope. If you can remind yourself that the positive elements are still present within you and the other person, you will know that it is possible to break through, so that the best things in both of you can come up and manifest again.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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