Deep peace of the running waves to you.

Deep peace of the flowing air to you.

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

Deep peace of the shining stars to you.

Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;

Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,

And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,

Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;

There midnight’s all aglimmer, and noon a purple glow,

And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now,

for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

Harmony shall echo and re-echo

Throughout the length

And breadth of the world

When each human being

Values the beauty and divinity

Of self-offering

Sri Chinmoy
The Hope of Loving

Meister EckhartWhat keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,or being loved.
I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey

to find its source, and how the moon wept

without her lover’s warm gaze.
We weep when light does not reach our hearts.

We wither like fields if someone close

does not rain their kindness upon us.

Early Spring: Rainer Maria Rilka

Harshness vanished.

A sudden softness

has replaced the meadows’ wintry grey.

Little rivulets of water changed

their singing accents. Tendernesses,

hesitantly, reach toward the earth

from space, and country lanes are showing

these unexpected subtle risings

that find expression in the empty trees

How wonderful it would be if one could onlybe worthy of hearing the song of the grass.

Each blade of grass sings out to God

without any ulterior motive and without expecting any reward.

It is most wonderful to hear its song

and worship God in its midst.
The best place to meditate is in a field where things grow.

There one can truly express his thoughtsbefore God…..
The best place is to meditate is in the meadows outside the city.

One should meditate in grassy field, for grass will awaken the heartNachman of Bratzlav Trans. Aryeh Kaplan