7 August

imagesNobody really owns anything. We give back our bodies at the end of our lives. We own our thoughts, but everything else is just borrowed. We use it for a while, then pass it on.
Everything.
We borrow the sun that shines on us today from the people on the other side of the world while they borrow the moon from us. Then we give it back. We can’t keep the sun, no matter how afraid we are of the dark.

Deborah Ellis, born on 7 August 1960, Canadian author, Sun in Leo, Moon in Aquarius.

 

Ajahn Brahm (born Peter Betts on 7 August 1951), British Theravada Buddhist monk, Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia, the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.