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

From Acorn Into Oak Tree …

If you took a blue spruce tree and planted it in the desert, it would obviously perish. How do we forget that we too are living systems, and each of us have unique environments, needs, and conditions within which we flourish or wither?— Dawna Markova from I Will Not Die an Unlived Life   You… Continue reading From Acorn Into Oak Tree …

Quotes

Love Is The Superstar Virtue Of Virtues …

If we are stretching to live wiser and not just smarter, we will aspire to learn what love means, how it arises and deepens, how it withers and revives, what it looks like as a private good but also a common good. I long to make this word echo differently in hearts and ears—not less… Continue reading Love Is The Superstar Virtue Of Virtues …

Poems, Prayers, Quotes

Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Don’t you see how everything that happens is again and again a beginning, and couldn’t it be His beginning, since, in itself, starting is always so beautiful? ... these very days of your transition are perhaps the time when everything in you is working at Him, as you once worked at Him in your childhood,… Continue reading Patient Trust (Prayers For The Unemployed And Those In Transition) …

Quotes

Your Life Is Your Spiritual Path …

We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life. ― Carl Jung from The Practice of Psychotherapy Your Life Is Your Spiritual Path You don’t need to find a spiritual path. Your life is your spiritual path. The next moment is your teacher. Whatever arises next, make it your spiritual… Continue reading Your Life Is Your Spiritual Path …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 17: Listen Carefully And Attentively To The Questions …

What is going on in your innermost being is worthy of your whole love ... — Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters to a Young Poet By slowly converting our loneliness into a deep solitude, we create that precious space where we can discover the voice telling us about our inner necessity—that is, our vocation. Unless… Continue reading Desert Day 17: Listen Carefully And Attentively To The Questions …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 06: You Keep Us Waiting, Looking, Loving …

If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will… Continue reading Advent Day 06: You Keep Us Waiting, Looking, Loving …

Quotes

Depression and The Spiritual Journey …

This experience called “depression” is isolating to a greater extent than I imagined could be survivable, but I realize that this incredibly isolating experience ultimately reconnected me with the human community in a deeper, wider, and richer way. — Parker J. Palmer from Darkness Before Dawn: Redefining the Journey Through Depression The Mystery of Depression Learn… Continue reading Depression and The Spiritual Journey …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

Autumn Trees …

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up, as if orchards were dying high in space. Each leaf falls as if it were motioning “no.” And tonight the heavy earth is falling away from all other stars in the loneliness. We’re all falling. This hand here is falling. And look at the other… Continue reading Autumn Trees …