Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: The Darkness (Winter Solstice) …

Begin here. Say that you have chosen it. Say that it was your own hand that turned out the light, your own mouth that blew out the candle, your own eyes that closed themselves against the brightness. Say it was your doing. Say you needed the shadows, the darkness, that your eyes had begun to… Continue reading Advent Meditation: The Darkness (Winter Solstice) …

Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Meditation: Letting Go …

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. — F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Great Gatsby The Work of Autumn In autumn we learn more about ourselves, perhaps, than in any other season. Having provided the harvest, Nature now makes everything bare. In this season Nature lets go of its abundant… Continue reading Autumn Meditation: Letting Go …

Prayers

Blessing the Fragments …

He told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” ―John 6.12 It is part of the miracle: how Jesus, with such intention, cares for the fragments following the feast. He sees the abundance that persists, the feast that remains within the fragments. We might think the marvel of… Continue reading Blessing the Fragments …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 19: What Is Real Is Sacred …

Mysteriously, as elusive as it is, this moment--where the eye is what it sees, where the heart is what it feels--this moment shows us that what is real is sacred. ― Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you're worrying about whether… Continue reading Desert Day 19: What Is Real Is Sacred …

Media, Poems

What If I Am Not Sadness?

https://youtu.be/WyVFGXrPhVI What if I am not sadness? What if I am not grief? What if I am not my victim’s story Nor am I my pain? What if they are all part of me but not fully me? What if I am just me? What if I am joy without reason…happiness in all seasons? What… Continue reading What If I Am Not Sadness?