the healing…

The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we all have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected goodness…

~ Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Silent Communication…

Silence is noisy until we become accustomed to it. In silence we can hear the sound of our own pulse and heartbeat, the flowing rhythms of our own blood in our veins, – and the rhythm of the Universe – in the inner ear. When we quiet the endless verbal chatter echoing through our language-filled brains, there is a quieter, more universal mode of communication and knowing waiting to be tapped…

~ T. Manekshaw

what is not…

Thirty spokes join the wheel nave
And make of void and form a pair,
And a wagon’s put to use.

Clay is thrown to shape a pot
And make of void and form a pair,
And a vessel’s put to use.

Door and window vent a home,
And make of void and form a pair,
And a home is put to use.

Thus the value of what is
Depends for use on what is not…

~ Lao Tzu