Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 24: Joy Is Within Our Reach …

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. — Epicurus   There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless… Continue reading Advent Day 24: Joy Is Within Our Reach …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 11: The Peace of the Wild Things …

We need to find God and God cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, the sun, how they move in silence. Is not our mission to give God to the poor in the slums? Not a dead… Continue reading Advent Day 11: The Peace of the Wild Things …

Quotes, Vocations

Work is Love Made Visible …

If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they… Continue reading Work is Love Made Visible …

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

Your Children Are Not Your Children (On Children) …

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may… Continue reading Your Children Are Not Your Children (On Children) …

Media, Quotes

There Is A Calmness To A Life Lived In Gratitude …

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. —  Meister Eckhart He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. — Epictetus Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has… Continue reading There Is A Calmness To A Life Lived In Gratitude …

Quotes

Pain: The Breaking Of The Shell That Encloses Your Understanding …

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less… Continue reading Pain: The Breaking Of The Shell That Encloses Your Understanding …