Quotes

Life’s Beautiful Uncertainty …

Maybe happiness is not about us, as individuals. Maybe it is not something that arrives into us. Maybe happiness is felt heading out, not in. Maybe happiness is not about what we deserve because we're worth it. Maybe happiness is not about what we can get. Maybe happiness is about what we already have. Maybe… Continue reading Life’s Beautiful Uncertainty …

Days In The Desert, Poems, Quotes

Desert Day 42: Children Of God …

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." — Matthew 19:14 Vulnerability Vulnerability is something we instinctively reject because we are taught from kindergarten on that we must protect ourselves, control our behavior and our lives. But in becoming… Continue reading Desert Day 42: Children Of God …

Prayers, Quotes

Courageous Prayer …

My belief is that when you’re telling the truth, you’re close to God. If you say to God, “I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don’t like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in You,” that might be the most honest thing you’ve ever said. If… Continue reading Courageous Prayer …

Quotes

Attentiveness …

Contemplation is not first of all about being religious, introverted, or pious—it is about being emotionally and mentally honest! Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to identify with or feed what are only passing shows. It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism, or any egoic consciousness. -- Richard Rohr, adapted from "The Change… Continue reading Attentiveness …