Quotes

You Are Not Alone …

The longer I wake on this Earth, the louder the quiet things speak to me. The more I experience and survive, the more I find truth in the commonalities we all share. The more pain softens me, the deeper my joy and the greater the lessons of those things that live in great stillness.— Mark… Continue reading You Are Not Alone …

Quotes

Prophets Are Already Among Us …

In every region, everywhere, they are the unsung but mighty voices of community, high-mindedness, and deep resolve. They are the prophets of each era who prod the rest of the world into seeing newly what it means to be fully alive, personally, nationally, and spiritually. — Joan Chittister from The Time Is Now: A Call… Continue reading Prophets Are Already Among Us …

Quotes

To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of… Continue reading To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

Quotes

Labyrinths: No Step Taken In Faith Is Wasted …

How far I have to go to find you in whom I have already arrived! — Thomas Merton   Wayside Shrines The difference between a labyrinth and a maze is that a labyrinth has no dead ends. The famed eleven-circuit labyrinth inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France has just one path, which… Continue reading Labyrinths: No Step Taken In Faith Is Wasted …

Prayers, Seasons

He is Risen! (Easter Prayer) …

You have risen!You have removed the stone that blocks the springs of life and hope.With your loving hands you have embraced us and our fragile world.You walk with us on every road we travel, you sit at every table where we gather.You have risen!Stay with us too, as you did with the Emmaus disciples.In times… Continue reading He is Risen! (Easter Prayer) …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Mud and Miracle (A Springtime Meditation) …

in time of daffodils (who know the goal of living is to grow) — e.e. cummings from Selected Poems   Sleeping In The Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on… Continue reading Mud and Miracle (A Springtime Meditation) …

Media, Prayers, Quotes

We Can Only Be Human Together (A Prayer for World Peace) …

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. — Mahatma Gandhi   Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.… Continue reading We Can Only Be Human Together (A Prayer for World Peace) …

Interreligious, Quotes

This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher …

When we are stuck in our convictions and personas, we enter into the disease of having good ideas and being right… We think we have a lock on truth, with our burnished surfaces and articulation, but the bigger we pump ourselves up, the easier we are to prick with a pin. And the bigger we… Continue reading This Very Moment Is the Perfect Teacher …

Poems

The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning — T. S. Eliot from The Four Quartets… Continue reading The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …