Bouquet With Opal

Photo of flowers with an uncut opal
By Elaine Greywalker

OM
Material, physical, celestial realms
Of the supreme being; the source to be worshipped.
May we deeply meditate on the sacred truth of Divine light.
May our intellect be infused with that light.
—Mantra of Enlightenment

Prennup

Prennup by Elaine Greywalker
by Elaine Greywalker

Confess your hidden faults.
Approach what you find repulsive.
Help those you think you cannot help.
Anything you are attached to, let it go.
Go to the places that scare you.
—Padampa Sangye

Celebrate!

Abstract gestural art in yellow, green, and purple
By Elaine Greywalker

However, when human beings grasp the idea of a universal reason superior to the perceptible chain of events, the contingent side of their lives becomes apparent. Wisdom then consists in realizing that behind the profusion of vain, ephemeral incidents lurks a higher, sometimes incomprehensible order. —Thomas G Pavel, The Lives of the Novel; a History, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2003