"Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking
Live in Silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of Being"
"Renunciation means letting go of holding back."
"Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened."
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia
"There is no paradise, no place of true completion that does not include within its walls the unknown."
Jane Hirshfield (extraordinary poet, zen student, graduate of Princeton in the school’s first class to include women)
"Our ego lives in a confusing world of thoughts and words. Our Higher Self lives in a perfect world of silence."
-We Are Human Angels
(silent retreat Joshua Tree, CA 2011)