The first step of peace
is to stand still in the light.
~George Fox (1624 – 1691)
The highest levels of consciousness are wordless.
Everything is made out of Magic,
leaves and trees, flowers and birds,
badgers and foxes and squirrels and people.
So it must be all around us. In this garden–in all the places.
~Frances Hodgson Burnett, (1849 – 1924)
Hope is being able to see
that there is light
despite all of the darkness.
If the world seems cold to you,
kindle fires to warm it.
~David Lloyd George, (1863 – 1945)
We can only appreciate
the miracle of a sunrise
if we have waited in the darkness.
I, the fiery life of divine essence,
am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows.
I gleam in the waters,
and I burn in the sun, moon, and stars. . .
I awaken everything to life.
~Hildegard of Bingen, (1098 – 1179)
I cannot cause light;
the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.
If you don’t look down
and you don’t look back,
if you turn your face to the sun
and lean into light,
the shadows will recede,
and you may discover that
what you yearn for
has been yours all along.