Quotes

Silence and Stillness …

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the “I Am” that is deeper than name and form. Stillness is your essential nature. What is stillness?… Continue reading Silence and Stillness …

Interreligious, Quotes

Silence Reveals. Silence Heals …

  First, silence makes us pilgrims. Secondly, silence guards the fire within. Thirdly, silence teaches us to speak. ― Henri J.M. Nouwen from The Way of the Heart In our quest for God, we think too much, reflect too much, talk too much. Even when we look at this dance that we call creation, we… Continue reading Silence Reveals. Silence Heals …

Interreligious, Quotes

One With Life …

Once you have made peace with the present moment, see what happens, what you can do or choose to do, or rather what life does through you. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One with Life. Being one with life is… Continue reading One With Life …

Quotes

My Mystery Opens Me to God’s Mystery …

Only love can know love, only mercy can know mercy, only the endless mystery I am to myself is ready for God’s Infinite Mystery. When I can stand in mystery (not knowing and not needing to know and being dazzled by such freedom), when I don’t need to split, to hate, to dismiss, to compartmentalize… Continue reading My Mystery Opens Me to God’s Mystery …

Poems, Quotes

We Need Nature To Show Us The Way Home …

I liked the solitude and the silence of the woods and the hills. I felt there the sense of a presence, something undefined and mysterious, which was reflected in the faces of the flowers and the movements of birds and animals, in the sunlight falling through the leaves and in the sound of running water,… Continue reading We Need Nature To Show Us The Way Home …

Prayers, Quotes

Keep The Lamp Burning …

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. — Mother Teresa of Calcutta‎‎ You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree,give it water,and make it survive. That's what makes the difference. — Wangari Maathai The ordinary acts we practice every… Continue reading Keep The Lamp Burning …

Poems, Quotes

Every Human Is An Artist. The Dream Of Your Life Is To Make Beautiful Art …

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. The mind then gives form to the creative impulse or insight. Even the great scientists have reported that their creative breakthroughs came at a time of mental quietude. — Eckhart Tolle from The Power of Now: A Guide… Continue reading Every Human Is An Artist. The Dream Of Your Life Is To Make Beautiful Art …

Interreligious, Quotes

Anything and Everything Can Become Our Teacher …

Anything and everything can become our teacher of the moment, reminding us of the possibility of being fully present: the gentle caress of air on our skin, the play of light, the look on someone's face, a passing contraction in the body, a fleeting thought in the mind. Anything. Everything. If it is met with… Continue reading Anything and Everything Can Become Our Teacher …

Interreligious, Quotes

Are You Brave Enough to Awaken? …

In the end, the goal does not rest on being successful or even happy.  It's about finding a way through the layers of resistance that keeps us frightened and small.  Waking up to our deepest nature, we see life as it is and ourselves as we truly are.  We finally see what's possible.  —  Paula D'Arcy from… Continue reading Are You Brave Enough to Awaken? …