Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 17: Awakening To Your Heart …

From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty but also of compassion and respect for what we see. Learning how to be kind to ourselves, learning how to respect ourselves, is important. The reason it’s important is that, fundamentally,… Continue reading Advent Day 17: Awakening To Your Heart …

Quotes

Blessing in the Chaos …

To be in the world is to be distant from the homeland of wholeness. We are confined by limitation and difficulty. When we bless, we are enabled somehow to go beyond our present frontiers and reach into the source. A blessing awakens future wholeness. We use the word foreshadow for the imperfect representation of something… Continue reading Blessing in the Chaos …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 16: Solitude of Heart …

The word solitude can be misleading. It suggests being alone by yourself in an isolated place. When we think about solitaries, our mind easily evokes images of monks or hermits who live in remote places secluded from the noise of the busy world. In fact, the words solitude and solitary are derived from the Latin… Continue reading Desert Day 16: Solitude of Heart …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 15: Stop Worrying …

So I tell you to stop worrying about what you will eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds. They don’t plant, harvest, or gather the harvest into barns. Yet, your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? Can any of… Continue reading Desert Day 15: Stop Worrying …

Days In The Desert

Desert Day 14: The Labyrinth, A Metaphor For Our Journey …

The most important starting point in any definition of the classical labyrinth is a description of its physical construction. It is a single circuitous pathway, leading uninterrupted to a central position. — Jim Buchanan from Labyrinths for the Spirit There is one way in and one way out. There is a beginning and an end.… Continue reading Desert Day 14: The Labyrinth, A Metaphor For Our Journey …

Poems, Quotes

The Edge of Center …

All tempest has, Like a navel, A hole in it’s middle, Through which A gull can fly, In silence. – Fourteen-Century Japanese, Anonymous From across the centuries, this nameless voice tells us that at the heart of all struggle there is a peaceful enduring center, if we can only reach it. All the wisdom traditions… Continue reading The Edge of Center …

Quotes

The True Self …

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. — E. E. Cummings The True Self is… Continue reading The True Self …

Interreligious, Poems

The Wave …

You arrived as a ripple of change emanating from an original, unstoppable, memory, a then made now, entirely yourself, found now in the world, now as creator of that world. You were a signature written in sand taken by the ocean and scattered to another wave form, your disappearance only made more beautiful by the… Continue reading The Wave …