Author Archives: Larry Lynn

Inspirational Quote 10.15.15 Living and Dying

Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature. Think of your ordinary emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If

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Inspirational Quote 10.8.15: Joy and Sorrow

On Joy and Sorrow  Kahlil Gibran   Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your

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Inspirational Quote 10.1.15: Unending Love

  [Editor] I encountered this prayer/poem/song during a High Holy Day service last week. It was new to me, and I found it incredibly comforting.   An Unending Love We are loved by an unending love. We are embraced by arms that find us even when we are hidden from ourselves. We are touched by

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Inspirational Quote 9.24.15 Grief is the price…

[Editor] The expression ,”Grief is the price for love” is erroneously attributed to Queen Elizabeth; but the quote comes from a longer passage by Dr Colin Murray Parkes, a British psychiatrist and a pioneer in this field. The Queen  popularized it, but Dr Parkes’ full quote is eloquent and wise and deserves to be acknowledged.The full quote

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Inspirational Quote 9.17.15: bereaved parents

“She closed her eyes, silently continuing the pleas that she be given words that might soothe, words that would begin the healing of bereaved parents. She had seen, when she entered the kitchen, the chasm of sorrow that divided man and wife already, each deep in their own wretched suffering, neither knowing what to say

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