Quotes, Seasons

The Fertile Soil In Which Something New Can Grow (Easter Meditation) …

It's not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.Kristin Armstrong For most of my life I have struggled to find God, to… Continue reading The Fertile Soil In Which Something New Can Grow (Easter Meditation) …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 15: Choose Joy …

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. Joy is what makes life worth living, but for many joy seems hard to find. They complain that their lives are sorrowful and depressing. What then brings the joy we so much desire? Are some people just… Continue reading Advent Day 15: Choose Joy …

Quotes

You Are Not Alone …

The longer I wake on this Earth, the louder the quiet things speak to me. The more I experience and survive, the more I find truth in the commonalities we all share. The more pain softens me, the deeper my joy and the greater the lessons of those things that live in great stillness.— Mark… Continue reading You Are Not Alone …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Forgiveness is simply the religious… Continue reading Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

Interreligious, Quotes

I Want To Live Like That …

I want to live like that: To gather the losses of my life, the crashes ... bitter medicine in fragile bottles … Then spin them into soft tender thread, weave that thread into ‪‎love‬, to give away again. — Rita Bresnahan The Art of Making Mistakes Wakefully Every spiritual life entails a succession of difficulties because… Continue reading I Want To Live Like That …

Quotes

Finding Your Way …

... so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place in which you lived before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise, that first set you off and then drew you… Continue reading Finding Your Way …

Interreligious, Quotes

Forgiveness Releases Us from the Power of Fear …

Anger, blame, conflict, and resentment arise from our fear. When we are afraid, our body tightens, our heart is constricted, our mind is possessed. We cannot live wisely. Forgiveness releases us from the power of fear. It allows us to see with kindly eyes and rest in a wise heart. Live in joy, in love,… Continue reading Forgiveness Releases Us from the Power of Fear …