Quotes

The True Self …

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit. — E. E. Cummings The True Self is… Continue reading The True Self …

Quotes, Seasons

Magnificent Refuge (A Winter Reflection) …

In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. — Kahlil Gibran from The Prophet God is as available and accessible as the very thing we all do constantly—breathe. ― Richard Rohr from The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics It helps to realize that the sun never stops shining,… Continue reading Magnificent Refuge (A Winter Reflection) …

Quotes

Silence: Understanding the Divine …

At first this silence had seemed a deprivation, a symbol of an unwanted isolation.  I had resented the solitude of my life and fought it. But gradually the enveloping quiet became a positive element, almost a presence, which settled comfortably and caressingly around me like a soft shawl. It seemed to hum, gently but melodiously,… Continue reading Silence: Understanding the Divine …

Quotes, Seasons

Refuse To Fall Down …

A Prayer Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down. If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven, and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled, and it will be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising.… Continue reading Refuse To Fall Down …

Interreligious, Quotes

Better Than If There Were Thousands Of Meaningless Words …

... the beginning is faith, the end is love, and the union of the two is God. — St. Irenaeus (quote from Early Christian Writings)Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without… Continue reading Better Than If There Were Thousands Of Meaningless Words …

Quotes

Everybody Can Serve …

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s  theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have… Continue reading Everybody Can Serve …

Poems, Seasons

Christmas Meditation: It’s The Love That We Are Made For, The Reason For Our Being …

My soul sings in gratitude. I'm dancing in the mystery of God. The light of the Holy One is within me and I am blessed, so truly blessed. This goes deeper than human thinking. I am filled with awe at Love whose only condition is to be received. The gift is not for the proud,… Continue reading Christmas Meditation: It’s The Love That We Are Made For, The Reason For Our Being …

Quotes

I Am Grateful …

I'm grateful for everything in my life that has led me to this moment as it has all been part of my unique destiny. I am grateful for all the people who I have met for a moment or known deeply for they have all been my mirror and my teachers. I am grateful for… Continue reading I Am Grateful …

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 …