Quotes, Seasons

Something Infinitely Richer (New Year’s Meditation) …

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws but for potential.― Ellen Goodman   Interruption Is God’s… Continue reading Something Infinitely Richer (New Year’s Meditation) …

Prayers, Quotes

Different Paths …

I add my breath to your breath that our days may be long on the Earth, that the days of our people may be long, that we shall be as one person, that we may finish our road together. — Prayer of the Laguna Pueblo people from World as Lover, World as Self   We… Continue reading Different Paths …

Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Sunset …

Autumn in my part of the world is a season of bounty and beauty. It’s also a season of steady decline—and, for some of us, a slow slide into melancholy. The days become shorter and colder, the trees shed their glory, and summer’s abundance starts to decay toward winter’s death. I’m a professional melancholic, and… Continue reading Autumn Sunset …

Quotes

Labyrinths: No Step Taken In Faith Is Wasted …

How far I have to go to find you in whom I have already arrived! — Thomas Merton   Wayside Shrines The difference between a labyrinth and a maze is that a labyrinth has no dead ends. The famed eleven-circuit labyrinth inlaid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France has just one path, which… Continue reading Labyrinths: No Step Taken In Faith Is Wasted …

Media, Quotes

Courage Is Fear Walking …

We want life to be as dazzling and painless as possible. Life, on the other hand, has a way of humbling us, and heartbreak is built into its agreement with the world. We’re young, until we’re not. We’re healthy, until we’re not. We’re with those we love, until we’re not. Life’s beauty is inseparable from… Continue reading Courage Is Fear Walking …

Poems

The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, unremembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning — T. S. Eliot from The Four Quartets… Continue reading The Light Is Returning (A Song For New Beginnings) …

Quotes, Seasons

The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

But for me, winter has an even greater gift to give. It comes when the sky is clear, the sun is brilliant, the trees are bare, and first snow is yet to come. It is the gift of utter clarity. In winter, one can walk into woods that had been opaque with summer growth only… Continue reading The Winters Will Drive You Crazy Until You Learn To Get Out Into Them …

Quotes

In Wisdom’s Path …

It was a curious thing. Robert had filled the bathtub and put the fish in the tub, so he could clean their tank. After he'd scrubbed the film from the small walls of their make believe deep, he went to retrieve them. He was astonished to find that, though they had the entire tub to… Continue reading In Wisdom’s Path …

Media, Quotes

Love Recognizes No Barriers …

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou from her Facebook Page (January 11, 2013)   God's Children For here on either side of the wall are God’s children and no man-made barrier can obliterate that fact. Whether it be East or West,… Continue reading Love Recognizes No Barriers …