Quotes

Change is Inevitable …

The word change normally refers to new beginnings. But the mystery of transformation more often happens not when something new begins, but when something old falls apart. The pain of something old falling apart—chaos—invites the soul to listen at a deeper level, and sometimes forces the soul to go to a new place. Most of… Continue reading Change is Inevitable …

Quotes

We Are In The Process Of Becoming (International Women’s Day) …

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. — Augustine of Hippo from Spirituality and Liberation: Overcoming the Great Fallacy May you know the presence of those who have passed through the desert… Continue reading We Are In The Process Of Becoming (International Women’s Day) …

Quotes

Maybe The Desire To Make Something Beautiful Is The Piece Of God That Is Inside Each Of Us …

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well ... — Saint Julian of Norwich from Revelations of Divine Love   Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually. Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us. Now… Continue reading Maybe The Desire To Make Something Beautiful Is The Piece Of God That Is Inside Each Of Us …

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 …

Quotes

Life’s Beautiful Uncertainty …

Maybe happiness is not about us, as individuals. Maybe it is not something that arrives into us. Maybe happiness is felt heading out, not in. Maybe happiness is not about what we deserve because we're worth it. Maybe happiness is not about what we can get. Maybe happiness is about what we already have. Maybe… Continue reading Life’s Beautiful Uncertainty …

Poems, Seasons

What Else (Autumn Meditation) …

The way the trees empty themselves of leaves, let drop their ponderous fruit, the way the turtle abandons the sun-warmed log, the way even the late-blooming aster succumbs to the power of frost— this is not a new story. Still, on this morning, the hollowness of the season startles, filling the rooms of your house,… Continue reading What Else (Autumn Meditation) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

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 …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

You have an idea of what the new country looks like. Still, you are very much at home, although not truly at peace, in the old country. You know the ways of the old country, its joys and pains, its happy and sad moments. You have spent most of your days there. Even though you… Continue reading Desert Day 28: Enter The New Country …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 11: The False Self … 

The spiritual journey is not a career or a success story.  It is a series of humiliations of the false self that become more and more profound. These make room inside us for the Holy Spirit to come and heal. What prevents us from being available to God is gradually evacuated. We keep getting closer and… Continue reading Desert Day 11: The False Self …