Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Forgiveness is simply the religious… Continue reading Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

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Desert Day 32: To Forgive Others Is To Forgive Ourselves …

To forgive our brother is to forgive Ourselves -- We abandon our revenge; Our lives have seen suffering enough. We are tired and worn out with Ourselves -- If we take revenge, it will be the cause; The effect will follow me into my next life. Look into the mirror; see the compassion in your… Continue reading Desert Day 32: To Forgive Others Is To Forgive Ourselves …

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Desert Day 31: Love Your Enemies …

“The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust.” —Isaiah 32:17 Loving Your Enemies Probably no admonition of Jesus has been more difficult to follow than the command to “love your enemies.” Some men have sincerely felt that its actual practice is not possible. It is easy, they say, to… Continue reading Desert Day 31: Love Your Enemies …

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Desert Day 30: Calling Ourselves Peacemakers …

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. — Matthew 5:9 In times of great personal and social upheaval, real peacemakers, genuine bridge builders do four things: First, they must tap into their own deepest spiritual self and recommit to the higher values that shines in them there. Second, they must speak… Continue reading Desert Day 30: Calling Ourselves Peacemakers …

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Desert Day 27: A Deeper Awareness …

In the morning When I began to wake, It happened again — That feeling That you, Beloved, Had stood over me all night Keeping watch, That feeling That as soon as I began to stir You put Your lips on my forehead And lit a Holy lamp Inside my heart. — Hafiz from I Heard God… Continue reading Desert Day 27: A Deeper Awareness …

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Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out in the vast field of Light And let it breathe. — Hafiz from I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy   Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a… Continue reading Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

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Desert Day 25: Desert Wisdom, What God Has Blessed …

Water, water, water ... There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other… Continue reading Desert Day 25: Desert Wisdom, What God Has Blessed …

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Desert Day 24: Flowers In The Desert …

The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. — Isaiah 35:1 My mother named me after a miracle of nature: Waris means desert flower. The desert flower blooms in a barren environment where few living things can survive. — Waris Dirie from Desert Flower The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and… Continue reading Desert Day 24: Flowers In The Desert …

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Desert Day 23: The Forgetting Of Love …

What is the origin of 'evil' in this non-dual reality? The forgetting of love. The flight from Source. There is no force working 'against' love. There is only this forgetting. This alienation from our nature. This imagined separation from the Whole. When we are in pain and cannot be with our pain, we blame. We… Continue reading Desert Day 23: The Forgetting Of Love …