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 19: What Is Real Is Sacred …

Mysteriously, as elusive as it is, this moment--where the eye is what it sees, where the heart is what it feels--this moment shows us that what is real is sacred. ― Mark Nepo from The Book of Awakening The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you're worrying about whether… Continue reading Desert Day 19: What Is Real Is Sacred …

Interreligious, Quotes

Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

God breaks the heart again and again and again until it stays open. — Hazrat Inayat Khan   When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks… Continue reading Blessing For The Brokenhearted …

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 …

Quotes, Vocations

The Call I Have Heard All My Life …

I have heard it all my life A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper. Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says:  Wake up my love. You are walking asleep. There’s no safety in that! Remember what you are and let this… Continue reading The Call I Have Heard All My Life …

Media

Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …

Later that night I held an Atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered: Where does it hurt? It answered: Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere. — Warsan Shire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usl0hnGBhJI Wartime Prayers Prayers offered in times of peace are silent conversations, Appeals for love or loves release, in private invocations. But all that is… Continue reading Where Does It Hurt: A Wartime Prayer …

Prayers

Prayer For When A Loved One Comes Out To You As LGBTQ+ …

All-Knowing God, A loved one has just trusted me with a piece of their identity, and I’m not sure how to feel. Perhaps in the past I have simply accepted what so many say, that the Bible argues against those are proudly LGBTQ+, without ever considering how accepting that notion as fact might affect someone… Continue reading Prayer For When A Loved One Comes Out To You As LGBTQ+ …

Quotes

The Language of the Heart …

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying. — Sarah Dessen Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. — Thich Nhat Hanh Learn to… Continue reading The Language of the Heart …

Poems, Prayers

Blessing That Meets You in Love …

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. —1 Corinthians 13.13 Loving is never just about opening our heart. It is about being willing to have our heart become larger as we make room for people and stories and experiences we never imagined holding. It is about… Continue reading Blessing That Meets You in Love …