Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Laws and rhythms structured ancient Hebrew culture, forming the basis for Jewish religious practice. Christianity is grounded in the same laws, which serve as moral precepts and as shared commitments that have held communities together for thousands of years. Together these laws create a structure in which human beings can work and live together; they… Continue reading Desert Day 06: The Law of Love …

Interreligious, Quotes

Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention …

I commit to finding moments each day for silence and solitude, to make space for another voice to be heard, and to resist a culture of noise and constant stimulation. I commit to radical acts of hospitality by welcoming the stranger both without and within. I recognize that when I make space inside my heart… Continue reading Seven Principles for Living with Deep Intention …

Quotes

Trusting The Great Catcher …

Trust is the basis of life. Without trust, no human being can live. Trapeze artists offer a beautiful image of this. Flyers have to trust their catchers. They can do the most spectacular doubles, triples, or quadruples, but what finally makes their performance spectacular are the catchers who are there for them at the right… Continue reading Trusting The Great Catcher …

Quotes

Mindfulness …

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't). ― James Baraz Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is… Continue reading Mindfulness …

Quotes

The Gift of Uncertainty …

Excerpt from "The Gift of Uncertainty" by Tom Morris that was originally posted on Huffington Post on February 16, 2012:   Many people have told me recently that the most unsettling thing about the world right now is the amount and degree of uncertainty we all face in so many ways. A thick fog surrounds us… Continue reading The Gift of Uncertainty …

Quotes

You Don’t Belong in the Universe Until You Are Connected to its Center …

I think some kind of experience of God is necessary for mental and emotional health. You basically don't belong in the universe until you are connected to its center, and one word for that center (and everything else by implication) is “God.” When you live in the false self you are “eccentric” or off center. You're… Continue reading You Don’t Belong in the Universe Until You Are Connected to its Center …