Poems, Quotes

No One Ever Told Me That Grief Felt So Like Fear …

Grieving is a journey that teaches us how to love in a new way now that our loved one is no longer with us. Consciously remembering those who have died is the key that opens the hearts, that allows us to love them in new ways.— Tom Attig from The Heart of Grief   Heavy… Continue reading No One Ever Told Me That Grief Felt So Like Fear …

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 …

Quotes

Honoring Our Pain for the World …

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 In our culture we are often too busy to truly lament and allow ourselves to experience grief for the suffering in our world. In… Continue reading Honoring Our Pain for the World …

Interreligious, Poems

The Wave …

You arrived as a ripple of change emanating from an original, unstoppable, memory, a then made now, entirely yourself, found now in the world, now as creator of that world. You were a signature written in sand taken by the ocean and scattered to another wave form, your disappearance only made more beautiful by the… Continue reading The Wave …

Interreligious, Quotes

I Will Not Let You Go Until You Bless Me …

It is true that if you read the Jewish literature and you read Jewish history, happiness is not the first word that comes to mind  ... And yet somehow or other when all of that is at an end, we get together and we celebrate ... And that to me is how I have always… Continue reading I Will Not Let You Go Until You Bless Me …

Prayers

The Merton Prayer …

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.… Continue reading The Merton Prayer …