Blessed are the men and women who are planted on your earth

Blessed are the men and women
  who are planted on Your earth in Your garden,
Who grow as Your trees and flowers grow,
  who transform their darkness to light.
Their roots plunge into darkness;
  their faces turn toward the light.
All those who love You are beautiful;
  they overflow with Your presence
  so that they can do nothing but good.
There is infinite space in Your garden;
  all men, all women are welcome here;
  all they need do is enter.

Why I make my home in the mountain forest

You ask why I make my home in the mountain forest,
And I smile, and am silent,
And even my soul remains quiet:
It lives in the other world
Which no one owns.
The peach trees blossom.
The water flows.

Forgiveness is essentially openness of heart

When we condemn, we create a world of condemnation for ourselves, and we attract the condemnation of others; when we cling to an offense, we are clinging to precisely what separates us from our own fulfillment. Letting go means not only releasing the person who has wronged us, but releasing ourselves. A place opens up inside us where that person is always welcome, and where we can always meet again face to face... We receive exactly what we give. The more openhearted we are, the more we can experience the whole universe as God's grace. Forgiveness is essentially openness of heart. It is an attitude, not an action.

Act without doing

Act without doing,
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.

The master never reaches for the great
thus she achieves greatness.
When she runs into a difficulty,
she stops and gives herself to it.
She doesn't cling to her own comfort;
thus problems are no problem for her.