May 26, 2022

“Outrageous Love” Poem by Cerridwen

We are pleased to be able to share with you the inspiring poem below, written and submitted by Shalom sangha member and energy healer Cerridwen following the Shalom Mountain Wisdom School in Livingston Manor, NY, October 10-13.  Dr. Marc Gafni, Wisdom Teacher in Residence at Shalom, unfolded teachings on Pleasure, Addiction, and Eros at this retreat, and the sangha celebrated together the Outrageous Love dharma. Cerridwen says the retreat experience moved her closer to this draft of her poem. [Read more…]

Quote of the Day: We’re in This Together

People need to see that if you hurt another person, you hurt yourself, and if you hurt yourself, you’re hurting another person. And then to begin to see that we are not in this alone. We are in this together. For me, that’s where the true morality comes from.

– Pema Chödrön, “No Right, No Wrong”

Deepak Chopra on Growth


Photo Credit: Elephant wearing striped pants


“Growth is the willingness to let reality be new every moment.”

— @DeepakChopra








Quote of the Day: Helen Keller on Human Nature

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“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.”

— Helen Keller






Quote of the Day: A tethered falcon suddenly unhooded, poem by Hafiz


Photo Credit: Susan Hall Frazier


Sharing a Hafiz poem video with you my friends and a simple practice afterwards…


Please listen and watch the video and then find a person that you are hating and let your heart melt.

With great love,



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Quote of the Day: Robert Frost


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Robert Frost:

“A book is a momentary stay against confusion.”





Quote of the Day: Every thought unattended drifts in your wind…

Meditator - Chris M


Actor Chris Millington shows a pose of serenity in an interesting spot.

From his blog:

Every thought unattended
drifts in your wind
Every feeling unplanted
roots in your ground
Every I lost
is you found




Quote of the Day: Victor Hugo

Style Me Pretty

By Joe Perez

Victor Hugo: “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Whether we are loved for ourselves or in spite of ourselves, we receive genuine love always from our Unique Self.

The degree to which we perceive ourselves being genuinely loved for ourself is proportional to the degree we identify with the True Self, the unqualified Ground of Being of which there is only one. The degree to which we see ourselves as loved in spite of who we are is a reflection of how much we are out of alignment with our own Unique Self, a barrrier to fulfillment which keeps us from receiving and giving love unconditionally.

Photo Credit: Craig Photography

Quote of the Day: Quentin Crisp

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Quentin Crisp:

“In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.”

Quote of the Day: Hans Küng


Hans Küng:

“There will be peace on earth when there is peace among the world religions.”

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Quote of the Day: Pema Chodron


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“Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth; it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.”

— Pema Chodron






Quote of the Day: Looking for your Face

FacesFrom the beginning of my life
I have been looking for your face
but today I have seen it

Today I have seen
the charm, the beauty,
the unfathomable grace
of the face
that I was looking for

Today I have found you
and those who laughed
and scorned me yesterday
are sorry that they were not looking
as I did [Read more…]