Prayers, Quotes

Loving Kindness: A Prayer for Hope & Healing (Morning Prayer) …

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi Go to the place inside that hurts. The part that’s lonely or sad. Your broken heart. Your bruised ego. The part of you that worries it will always be… Continue reading Loving Kindness: A Prayer for Hope & Healing (Morning Prayer) …

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Morning On A New Day (Morning Prayer) …

The glory of the human being is our ability to remake ourselves. The Buddha is very rightly called the Compassionate One because he holds out hope for everybody. He does not say our past has been dark, therefore our chances are dim. He says whatever our past, whatever our present, the sky is bright for… Continue reading Morning On A New Day (Morning Prayer) …

Prayers, Quotes

Celtic Benediction: Morning Prayer …

When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. — Boris Pasternak (in a letter to Olga Ivinskaya) For the morning light and its irresistible dawning, for your untameable utterances of life in boundless… Continue reading Celtic Benediction: Morning Prayer …

Poems, Seasons

On the Pulse of Morning …

A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon, The dinosaur, who left dried tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm of their hastening doom Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages. But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully,… Continue reading On the Pulse of Morning …

Seasons

Spring Meditation: Awakening The Heart From Its Ancient Sleep …

All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God like the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible? — Hildegard of Bingen O, You who are ever giving life to all life, moving all creatures,… Continue reading Spring Meditation: Awakening The Heart From Its Ancient Sleep …

Quotes, Seasons

New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …

... every moment is a new beginning, every handshake a promise. I know that every quest implicates the other, just as every word can become prayer. If life is not a celebration, why remember it? If life — mine or that of my fellow man — is not an offering to the other, what are we… Continue reading New Year’s Meditation: Every Moment Is A New Beginning …

Quotes

Greet The Day Gently And With Utmost Care …

Morning is untamed. The body is not quite ready; the mind is half dreaming. This is all the more reason to greet the day gently and with utmost care. What do you do the in the first sixty seconds of your morning? Is your mind filled with thoughts and worries about the day ahead? Do… Continue reading Greet The Day Gently And With Utmost Care …

Quotes

Morning Prayer: May I Live This Day …

May I live this day Compassionate of heart, Clear in word, Gracious in awareness, Courageous in thought, Generous in love. —  John O'Donohue fromTo Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings Here on the pulse of this new day You may have the grace to look up and out And into your sister's… Continue reading Morning Prayer: May I Live This Day …

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A New Beginning …

A new beginning! We must learn to live each day, each hour, yes, each minute as a new beginning, as a unique opportunity to make everything new. Imagine that we could live each moment as a moment pregnant with new life. Imagine that we could live each day as a day full of promises. Imagine… Continue reading A New Beginning …