Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 17: Awakening To Your Heart …

From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty but also of compassion and respect for what we see. Learning how to be kind to ourselves, learning how to respect ourselves, is important. The reason it’s important is that, fundamentally,… Continue reading Advent Day 17: Awakening To Your Heart …

Prayers, Quotes

Prayer Is Our Humble Answer To The Inconceivable Surprise Of Living. …

To pray is to take notice of the wonder, to regain a sense of the mystery that animates all beings, the divine margin in all attainments. Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living. It is all we can offer in return for the mystery by which we live. — Rabbi Abraham Joshua… Continue reading Prayer Is Our Humble Answer To The Inconceivable Surprise Of Living. …

Prayers, Quotes

Celtic Benediction: Morning Prayer …

When a great moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart, and it is very easy to miss it. — Boris Pasternak (in a letter to Olga Ivinskaya) For the morning light and its irresistible dawning, for your untameable utterances of life in boundless… Continue reading Celtic Benediction: Morning Prayer …

Quotes, Seasons

Praying the Sunset Prayer …

I'll let you in on a secret about how one should pray the sunset prayer. It's a juicy bit of praying, like strolling on grass, nobody's chasing you, nobody hurries you. You walk toward your Creator with gifts in pure, empty hands. The words are golden their meaning is transparent, it's as though you're saying… Continue reading Praying the Sunset Prayer …

Media, Prayers, Vocations

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) …

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong UNITED You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise… Continue reading Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) …

Prayers, Seasons

Earth Day Meditation …

God I sit in the stillness of this moment, and surrender to the whisper of your love. In this place of quiet, time is stilled, and place gives fertile ground, for seeds to sprout. I sit in silence, breathing in. The essence of your presence fills me, And shimmers through creation. All is translucent, Alive… Continue reading Earth Day Meditation …

Interreligious, Quotes

Walking Meditation …

It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. — Wendell… Continue reading Walking Meditation …

Prayers

The Welcoming Prayer …

Welcome, welcome, welcome. I welcome everything that comes to me in this moment because I know it is for my healing. I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations and conditions. I let go of my desire for security. I let go of my desire for approval. I let go of my desire for control.… Continue reading The Welcoming Prayer …

Prayers

Prayer For Inner Peace And Calm …

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways; Reclothe us in our rightful mind, In purer lives Thy service find, In deeper reverence, praise. Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy… Continue reading Prayer For Inner Peace And Calm …