I can plant a seed

I can plant a seed

Blossoms from my garden.

The fact that I can plant a seed
and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge
and it becomes another’s,
smile at someone
and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises.

~Leo Buscaglia, (1924 – 1998)

a garden of solitude

a garden of solitude

To live a spiritual life
we must first find the courage
to enter into the desert of loneliness
and change it
by gentle and persistent efforts
into a garden of solitude.

~Henri Nouwen, (1932 – 1996)

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water is a thing of beauty

Everywhere water is a thing of beauty
gleaming in the dewdrop;
singing in the summer rain;
shining in the ice-gems till the leaves all seem to turn to living jewels;
spreading a golden veil over the setting sun,
or a white gauze around the midnight moon.

~John Ballantine Gough