Holiness Comes Wrapped In The Ordinary …

Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.
— Macrina Wiederkehr from A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary

Sacredness grew like a pearl, sometimes around the most unlikely bits of grit.
― S.M. Stirling from Lord of Mountains

The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams but you will only enjoy them to the extent of your faith and love. The more a soul loves, the more it longs, the more it hopes, the more it finds. The will of God is manifest in each moment, an immense ocean which only the heart fathoms insofar as it overflows with faith, trust and love.
— Jean-Pierre De Caussade from The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Every moment is enormous, and it is all we have. Our life is a path of learning to wake up before we die.
— Natalie Goldberg from Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
—  Rumi from The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

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