Wednesday, December 29, 2010

wise words

'without the bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone, how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance all over the universe?'

- zen master dogen (quoted in 'how to be sick' by toni bernhard)


  1. Hello KP. Thanks so much for using Zen master Dogen's quote from my book. I've found it to be so inspiring to me during those moments when I can feel my illness penetrating "to the very bone." His words always give me hope.

    Warmest wishes,

  2. the woman herself - hi toni! there are so many beautiful quotes in your book...especially love the imagery of this one. and the hope, definitely the hope too.

    blessings to you and thanks for the gift you gave in sharing all you did with your words.


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