Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Promise Me

Gandhi Quote of the day:"Good travels at a snail's pace. Those who want to do good are not selfish, they are not in a hurry, they know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time."

Thought for today: Promise Me

Thich Nhat Hanh 1965
Promise me...
Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now, while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me:
Even as they strike you down with a mountain of hatred and violence; even as they step on you and crush you like a worm, even as they dismember and disembowel you, remember, brother, remember:
man is not our enemy.
The only thing worthy of you is compassion- invincible, limitless, unconditional. Hatred will never let you face the beast in man.
One day, when you face this beast alone, with your courage intact, your eyes kind, untroubled (even as no one sees them), out of your smile will bloom a flower.
And those who love you will behold you across then thousand worlds of birth and dying.
Alone again, I will go on with bent head, knowing all love has become eternal. On the long, rough road, the sun and the moon will continue to shine.

Have a sunny day. Fine Art and Jewelry. Instead of an art photo I added a picture of the north side of the Catalina Mtns. in Tucson AZ. This was the view from my booth at an art show in Oro Valley. Hope you enjoy the view that Tucsonans are blessed to live with daily.


SuzyQ said...

Wow Italy is a beautiful country isn't it :)
I just loved the quotes here.
THanks for sharing.

And thanks for entering my giveaway too!
Have a great day
Suzy :0)

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

Hi Suzyq,
Thanks for your comment.I think you misread the location - thats Tucson AZ. USA not the Tuscan region of Italy, though I sure wouldn't mind living there. Have a sunny day with those lovely children of yours.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful thoughts does make one think!


Laura Winslow Godsil said...

Thank you frostygirl for your comment.