Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Awake, my dear. Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out in the vast field of Light And let it breathe. — Hafiz from I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy   Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a… Continue reading Desert Day 26: Light Everywhere …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 08: Being Present To What Is …

As any good therapist will tell you, you cannot heal what you do not acknowledge, and what you do not consciously acknowledge will remain in control of you from within, festering and destroying you and those around you … — Richard Rohr from Breathing Under Water  The Work of Spirituality To finally surrender ourselves to healing,… Continue reading Desert Day 08: Being Present To What Is …

Poems

Lamentations …

Throw open the shutters to your darkened residences: can you hear the pipes playing, their hunger shaking the olive branches? To hear them sighing and not answer is to deny this world, descend rung by rung into no loss and no desire. Listen: empty yet full, silken air and brute tongue, they are saying: To… Continue reading Lamentations …

Quotes

Listening Is A Personal Pilgrimage …

Listening is a personal pilgrimage that takes time and a willingness to lean into life. With each trouble that stalls us and each wonder that lifts us, we're asked to put down our conclusions and feel and think anew. Unpredictable as life itself, the practice of listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and… Continue reading Listening Is A Personal Pilgrimage …

Poems

The Bright Field …

I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realize now that I must give all that I have to possess it. Life is not… Continue reading The Bright Field …

Prayers

Prayer For Inner Peace And Calm …

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways; Reclothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy… Continue reading Prayer For Inner Peace And Calm …