‘All is in the hands of
Heaven, except for the awe of
Heaven’ – The Talmud
‘The last of human freedoms - the
ability to choose one's attitude in a
given set of circumstances.’
Now, good sir, what are you?
A most poor man, made tame to fortune's blows;
Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows,
Am pregnant to good pity. Give me your hand,
I'll lead you to some biding.
Let the brokenness of the heart always
belong to the world of building,
not the world of destruction.
Rebbe Shalom Noach of Slonim
We did not come to remain whole.
We came to lose our leaves like the trees,
The trees that are broken
And start again, drawing up on the great
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge
Against the children of your people,
but you shall love your neighbour as yourself,
I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18
Prayer is a call for partnership, a
conscious placing of our spirits and
intentions in alignment with the creative
spirit. This call to partnership is always
noticed. It affects the whole. It can help
tilt the balance, draw forth hidden
resources. So prayer—
humble, undemanding, simple prayer—is
always worth it.
Gale Warner: Dancing at the Edge of Life
‘I and all that is transient’
‘I too am part of eternity’