Cultivating Gratitude (Thanksgiving Prayers) …

For the laughter of the children,
For my own life breath,
For the abundance of food on this table,
For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, Continue reading “Cultivating Gratitude (Thanksgiving Prayers) …”

The Desert …

Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
— Mother Teresa from Mother Teresa: In My Own Words

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The Meadow and Prayer …

As we walk into words that have waited for us to enter them, so
the meadow, muddy with dreams, is gathering itself together

and trying, with difficulty, to remember how to make wildflowers.
Imperceptibly heaving with the old impatience, it knows

for certain that two horses walk upon it, weary of hay. Continue reading “The Meadow and Prayer …”

Silence Is One Of The Major Thresholds In The World …

Silence is one of the major thresholds in the world  … Meister Eckhart said that there is nothing in the world that resembles God so much as silence. Silence is a great friend of the soul; it unveils the riches of solitude. It is very difficult to reach that quality of inner silence. You must make a space for it so that it may begin to work for you. Continue reading “Silence Is One Of The Major Thresholds In The World …”