Days of Advent, Interreligious, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

On the scale of our human history, rituals like putting up Christmas trees, lighting menorahs, reading Hafiz, and baking rice dumplings are new. We, humans, have celebrated the earthly repercussions of our orbit longer than we’ve celebrated virtually anything. Before Christmas and Hanukkah, before monotheism or any other kind of theism, our ancestors were staring… Continue reading Advent Day 21: Sanctuaries That Emerge From The Magnificent Stream (Winter Solstice) …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 08: Being Present To What Is …

As any good therapist will tell you, you cannot heal what you do not acknowledge, and what you do not consciously acknowledge will remain in control of you from within, festering and destroying you and those around you … — Richard Rohr from Breathing Under Water  The Work of Spirituality To finally surrender ourselves to healing,… Continue reading Desert Day 08: Being Present To What Is …

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 …

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 …