After the death of her middle daughter, Germaine Cliff (age 18), Wilma studied meditation with Eknath Easwaran. These are some of the meditations and quotes that Wilma was especially fond of for inspiration and peace.

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I feel that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will not do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
~ THOMAS MERTON | Thoughts in Solitude

Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff

(photo by Dr. Geoffrey Quinn)

“I tell you one thing. If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.”
~ Sri Sarada Dev

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, now and at the hour of our death. Amen

“Look well to this one day, for it and it alone is life. In the brief course of this day lie all the verities and realities of your existence; the pride of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty. Yesterday is only a dream, and tomorrow is but a vision. Yet each day, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow, a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.”
Sanskrit | Salutation of the Dawn

“Let nothing upset you,
Let nothing frighten you.
Everything is changing;
God alone is changeless.
Patience attains the goal.
Who has God lacks nothing;
God alone fills all His needs.”
St. Teresa of Avila | poem excerpt

Wilma Cliff; Mount Tamalpais | 2018