Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 05: Practicing Peace In Times of War …

When you’re like a keg of dynamite just about to go off, patience means just slowing down at that point—just pausing—instead of immediately acting on your usual, habitual response. You refrain from acting, you stop talking to yourself, and then you connect with the soft spot. But at the same time you are completely and… Continue reading Advent Day 05: Practicing Peace In Times of War …

Quotes

To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of… Continue reading To Enter the Song (The Real Challenge in Creativity) …

Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Forgiveness is simply the religious… Continue reading Desert Day 33: Forgiveness Is Letting Go …

Quotes

We Were Made For These Times …

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what… Continue reading We Were Made For These Times …

Seasons

Daily Meditation – Online Resources, Books and Kindle eBooks …

Daily meditation resources can be a helpful way to spending time in quiet contemplation everyday.   Because we are all different and because each of us has a unique relationship with God, no one method will work for everyone.  Below are a selection of books and online resources to help you along the path. Experiment until you find the… Continue reading Daily Meditation – Online Resources, Books and Kindle eBooks …

Quotes

Eyes of the Heart: Photography as Contemplative Practice …

But what we do know, from our own experience and the experience of history, is that photographs can change the course of things, turn one’s head, alter one’s thoughts, enlighten one’s darkness. To shoot with that awareness, to know our images, made of light, can contribute light—that is the true joy of photography. — Jan… Continue reading Eyes of the Heart: Photography as Contemplative Practice …

Poems

Praying …

Sometimes it feels like Jimmy Durante calling goodnight to Mrs Calabash, whoever she was or whether. Sometimes it's the tenth hour in the trans-Pacific plane, all glamour gone and connections still to make. and it's been known to turn dirty, as if a cutter, back from the peat-hag, found his ass's pannier loaded with nothing.… Continue reading Praying …