Friday, September 22, 2006


I preface these two quotes by saying that upon spiritually ingesting them, I felt a heat burst within. It was earlier this morning actually. Rain poured from the firmament and drenched the Eisenhower expressway. Traffic crawled bumper to bumper. My fellow travellers smoked, smiled, rubbernecked an accident, chatted on cellphones, painted their faces, and inched along with me. In the reflection of gleaming red brake lights off the slick pavement, I saw stillness and purpose. I understood for a brief second, the meaning of light and dark, right and wrong, deceit and trust. I saw what William Blake describes as a heaven in a wildflower. And it is my sincere hope that you too, are on a path towards discovering your truth and finding eternity in an hour.


"When the Buddha was dying, he brought his monks together. Everyone went into contemplation, waiting for him to speak, to give his final message. Instead of speaking, he held up a flower. One monk, Kasyapa, smiled and attained enlightenment. To Kasyapa he gave the charge of the teachings."

Andrew Harvey

If you can't be a pine on the top of a hill
Be a scrub in the valley,but be
The best little scrub on the side of the hill,
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
If you can't be a highway just be a trail
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or fail.
Be the best of whatever you are.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The above picture was borrowed from: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/ ....an amazing dedication to man of men whose timeless message will live forever. and the accompanying caption. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is welcomed with a kiss by his wife Coretta after leaving court in Montgomery, Ala., March 22, 1956. King was found guilty of conspiracy to boycott city buses in a campaign to desegregate the bus system, but a judge suspended his $500 fine pending appeal.


  • glad to know your site is here, jobe. love that you struggle too.

    By Blogger phil, at 1:41 PM  

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