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Thoughtful, she said., originally uploaded by ot.

When I had no roof I made
Audacity my roof. When I had
No supper my eyes dined.

When I had no eyes I listened.
When I had no ears I thought.
When I had no thought I waited.

When I had no father I made
Care my father. When I had
No mother I embraced order.

When I had no friend I made
Quiet my friend. When I had no
Enemy I opposed my body.

When I had no temple I made
My voice my temple. I have
No priest, my tongue is my choir.

When I have no means fortune
Is my means. When I have
Nothing, death will be my fortune.

Need is my tactic, detachment
Is my strategy. When I had
No lover I courted my sleep.

samurai song – robert pinsky

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Fourth on Lake Austin, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves …
Don’t search for the answers,
which could not be given to you now,
because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future,
you will gradually, without even noticing it,
live your way into the answer.

rainer maria rilke

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.Faith|Belief., originally uploaded by .krish.Tipirneni..

“I always believe that it is much better
to have a variety of religions, a variety of philosophies,
rather than one single religion or philosophy.

This is necessary because of the different
mental dispositions of each human being.

Each religion has certain unique ideas or techniques,
and learning about them can only enrich one’s own faith.”

dalai lama – 1981

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On the Red Carpet

On the Red Carpet, originally uploaded by angus clyne.

I came across this beautiful tree on Flickr tonight when I searched for the word “secret.” It reminds me of an experience I had 15 years ago climbing on a trail on an island outside of Seattle. After an hour and a few miles, I arrived at a mossy mini-valley nestled between thick trees.

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