The Common Ground

Think of the last time you were afraid, the shortness of breath, the no-please- I-don’t-want-to- feel-that-way-stomach-knots that made it impossible to move and all you did to find courage. Universal courage. Think of the last time love surrounded you and gave you a sense of safety, so much shelter and growth that you just wantedContinue reading “The Common Ground”

I Choose Love

I choose love, not hate;I hear Martin Luther King knocking at the door. I choose poetry, deny so called fateI hear so many poets as they roar. Maya Angelou says, ‘be the rainbowin someone else’s cloud.’ I am a rainbow and I forgive, but still callfor injustice to be ploughed. Mahatma Ghandi shows people howContinue reading “I Choose Love”

A More Powerful Thought of Love

  When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. (Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 28) Thinking of all the places in the world in need of healing. Thinking of all the young people in the worldContinue reading “A More Powerful Thought of Love”

No barriers

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou The day wall came tumbling down in Germany I was answering a university exam question about how it might never come down hope was confirmed the exam turned upside down. I hope that dayContinue reading “No barriers”