14 July

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from “Wild Strawberries”

Where is the friend I seek at break of day? When night falls I still have not found Him. My burning heat shows me His traces I see His traces whenever flowers bloom His love is mingled with every air. His voice calls in the summer wind.

Ingmar Bergman, born on 14 July 1918, Swedish director, Sun in Cancer, Moon and Ascendant in Libra, quote from the film Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället).

We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster’s whim and the purest ideal.

 

 

Other personalities born today:

Helen Schucman, American psychologist, writer of A Course in Miracles, born 14 July 1909, Sun in Cancer, Moon in Gemini.

Teach only love for that is what you are.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

 

Pema Chödrön (born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown on July 14, 1936) American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, acharya and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chodron has written several books and is the director of the Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.