Prayers, Seasons

Earth Day Meditation …

God I sit in the stillness of this moment, and surrender to the whisper of your love. In this place of quiet, time is stilled, and place gives fertile ground, for seeds to sprout. I sit in silence, breathing in. The essence of your presence fills me, And shimmers through creation. All is translucent, Alive… Continue reading Earth Day Meditation …

Media, Seasons

Comfort & Joy: Music to Celebrate Christmas …

https://youtu.be/vmXCXVC7Rck Radiant Light: An Instrumental Christmas Collection https://youtu.be/MQw83_zpbJg Angels Sing - Christmas In Ireland https://youtu.be/pyP9WcCZiuw In the Bleak Midwinter (Chanticleer) from Sing We Christmas   Christmas Veni Emmanuel: Ancient & Traditional Latin Christmas Carols Radiant Light: An Instrumental Christmas Collection Christmas Night O Holy Night Christmas Star: Carols for the Christmas Season Noel Sacrum Mysterium… Continue reading Comfort & Joy: Music to Celebrate Christmas …

Poems, Quotes

The Edge of Center …

All tempest has, Like a navel, A hole in it’s middle, Through which A gull can fly, In silence. – Fourteen-Century Japanese, Anonymous From across the centuries, this nameless voice tells us that at the heart of all struggle there is a peaceful enduring center, if we can only reach it. All the wisdom traditions… Continue reading The Edge of Center …

Media, Poems

Anderson Cooper: Mindfulness …

Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions.  The following segment is from "Mindfulness"  which aired on Dec. 14, 2014 (CBS News - 60 Minutes): Interview & Transcript: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/ Video: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/mindfulness/ Jon Kabat-Zinn: There are a lot… Continue reading Anderson Cooper: Mindfulness …

Quotes, Seasons

Less is More (Advent Meditation) …

I have never been busier in my life than I have been recently. What right do I have to talk about contemplation when I have been living on overdrive? It seems that we tend to think that more is better. I am told that busyness is actually a status symbol for us! It is strange… Continue reading Less is More (Advent Meditation) …

Media, Prayers

In The Gentle Whisper …

Christ you come to us, Not in the wind and storm, Not in the earthquake and fire, But in the gentle whisper, The sound of sheer silence, A breath of calm that stills the sea, And quietens my soul. It calls to my heart: Be not afraid, Peace be still. Come walk on the water,… Continue reading In The Gentle Whisper …

Poems, Prayers, Seasons

Midsummer Prayer …

In midsummer, under the luminous sky of everlasting light, the laced structures of thought fall away like the filigrees of the white diaphanous dandelion turned pure white and ghostly, hovering at the edge of its own insubstantial discovery in flight. I’ll do the same, watch the shimmering dispersal of tented seeds lodge in the tangled… Continue reading Midsummer Prayer …

Quotes

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… Continue reading Silence Is One Of The Major Thresholds In The World …

Quotes

Seek Patience (Advent Meditation) …

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. — Maya Angelou (The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou) Being made to wait has another benefit. It helps us figure out what we truly want and what really matters to us. . . . Remembering… Continue reading Seek Patience (Advent Meditation) …