Quotes

The Tree That Survived The Winter …

The tree awakened earlier than usual one morning and stretched her arms toward the horizon as if to invite the early rays of dawn into her world. She shivered with delight, wiggling her roots in the muddy earth, which had only recently yielded its frozen hardness. She sensed something was different. Her roots seemed to… Continue reading The Tree That Survived The Winter …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

To be lonely is to feel unwanted and unloved, and therefore unloveable. Loneliness is a taste of death. No wonder some people who are desperately lonely lose themselves in mental illness or violence to forget the inner pain. ― Jean Vanier from Becoming Human https://youtu.be/PY9DcIMGxMs What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to… Continue reading Desert Day 18: The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection …

Prayers

In Difficult Times …

Consoling God, be a source of serenity for me when struggles and difficulties threaten to overwhelm me. God of hope, assure me of your unconditional love when I doubt myself or question the worth of my life. Truth-bringing God, encourage me to embrace you during those times when I get lost in the lies of… Continue reading In Difficult Times …

Quotes

Depression and The Spiritual Journey …

This experience called “depression” is isolating to a greater extent than I imagined could be survivable, but I realize that this incredibly isolating experience ultimately reconnected me with the human community in a deeper, wider, and richer way. — Parker J. Palmer from Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression The Mystery of Depression Learn… Continue reading Depression and The Spiritual Journey …

Quotes

If We Are Willing To Sit Quietly And Wait For A While …

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection… Continue reading If We Are Willing To Sit Quietly And Wait For A While …