Friday, June 24, 2011

one line xv

Be as candid as you are compassionate, honest as you are generous, and bold as you are unassuming and you will have communicated; not all that was on your mind, perhaps, but all that was needful to say.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

one line xiv

The strongest part of any argument should be our compassionate intentions for making it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

one line xiii

It is a great virtue to take pure pleasure in small things. It can create disproportionate suffering to be attached to those same small things.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

imagined dialogue ii

--Quit snapping at people.
--You told me to snap out of it, didn't you?

Friday, June 10, 2011

imagined dialogue i

--I need help.
--What kind of help?
--Help to see that I have all the help I need.

one line xii

When we wager with love, respect replaces fear and confidence replaces arrogance.

one line xi

Regarding my faith, the only apology I wish to make is that I do not live it as well as I should.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

one line x

Above all, do not be offended by the suffering of other people.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Didactic Poem #8

See the splendor
and the suffering--
look for the good that is
and the good you must do.

two lines i

I used to roll my eyes
feel the fear in my enemies' dice . . .