Friday, May 25, 2018


Hi There !!

From my earliest days I wanted to know.







My father used to call me

" Mr. District Attorney"

(after a popular radio drama of  the 40's).

In my teens

I started collecting quotes

that helped me deal with

my life questions.

I'd write each one

 on an index card

and kept pondering it

 all during the day.

The quote was

a wisdom reserve

to be mined.

It gave insight into the mystery

and adventure of life,

sight into the depth,

the innerness of things.

Well, I still collect quotes

finding such wisdom

and guidance in them. 

 With your permission,

I'd like to share a few.

some with you.

Each day for the  next week

please feel free

to select a quote

from the collection that follows here.

Consider writing the quote on a card

and having it with you all day.

May it be a wisdom reserve

 to be mined,

and more importantly,

to be "souled."

Consider it,


muse and meditate over it.

in the quiet moments of the day,

between activities,

in the shower, while driving,

making a cup of coffee.

As you do, consider

"What does The Spirit say

to my spirit through these words?"


"Live the life that wants to live in you."

                                                 Quaker Saying

"Enlightenment is intimacy with all things."

                                                 Jack Kornfield

"To reach Accord, just say, "Not Two !"

                                                    Seng-Ts' An

"We love what we attend."

                                              Mwalimu Imara

"Until the heart becomes an open 'l Let'

 it cannot be free."

                                               Johnny Walsh

"Beauty is Truth, Truth is Beauty -

 that is all you know on earth,

 and all you need to know."

                                                   John Keats

"As long as you do not live totally in the body,

you do not live totally in the Self."

                                            B. K. S. Iyengar

"How can you follow the course of your life

 if you do not let it flow?"


"When was the last time you sang?"

                               Question put to the sick

                               by a Native American

                               Medicine Man

"Another name for God is surprise."

                           Brother David Seindl-Rast

"And then the day came

 when the risk to remain

 tight in a bud was

 more painful than the

 risk to bloom."

                                                  Anasis Nin

" For the raindrop, joy is entering the river."


                                              (Sufi Mystic)

"'Discernment is a process

of letting go of what we are not."

                                        Thomas Keating

'Who sees all things in his own Self

and his own Self in all beings,

loses all fear."

                                     The Isa Upanishad

"To see takes time."

                                       Georgia O'Keefe

"Please remember,

 it is what you are that heals,

 not what you know."

                                                Carl Jung

"A fish cannot drown in water.

 A bird does not fall in air.

 Each creature God made

 must live in its own true nature."

                       Mechthild of Magdenburg

"You are that which you are seeking."

                                     Francis of Assisi

If you have a quote to share, I would love to receive it.

Welcome to new participation from Iran.

We appreciate the privilege of being together.

Thanks to all for your good company.

God loves you and so do I.

You can quote me on that !!

            John Frank



    Saw this on a local church signboard:

     "Tweet as you wish to be tweeted."


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