Prayers, Seasons

A Prayer of Hope For the New Year …

God as this new year dawns, Let us see the newness you are birthing. May we not be blinded by darkness, Or paralyzed by the fear. That consumes our world May we remember: Out of winter's night you bring forth light, Out of winter's death new seeds emerge. What is dormant will spring to life,… Continue reading A Prayer of Hope For the New Year …

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 …

Interreligious, Quotes

The Eternal Light of the Servant Candle …

One candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases as the candle gives its flame to another. You are such light. Light is the power to dispel darkness. You have this power to move back the darkness in yourself and in others, to do so with the… Continue reading The Eternal Light of the Servant Candle …

Quotes

Becoming Channels For God’s Light …

Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change. ― Richard Rohr… Continue reading Becoming Channels For God’s Light …

Quotes

Sunlit Paths Of Inner Peace …

... Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth… Continue reading Sunlit Paths Of Inner Peace …

Quotes

If You Love Truth Be a Lover of Silence …

Many are avidly seeking but they alone find who remains in continual silence. Every man who delights in a multitude of words, even though he says admirable things, is empty within. If you love truth be a lover of silence. Silence like the sunlight will illuminate you in God and deliver you from the phantoms… Continue reading If You Love Truth Be a Lover of Silence …

Prayers, Quotes

Prayer for Unclenched Fists …

Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not what I own, but… Continue reading Prayer for Unclenched Fists …

Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

There Are Many Forms of Fasting …

There are as many forms of fasting as there are organs of perception and sensation, and each of these has many different levels. So we ask to fast from all that Allah does not love for us, and to feast on what the Beloved loves for us. Let us certainly fast from the limited mind,… Continue reading There Are Many Forms of Fasting …