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 …

Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Meditation: Take Refuge In Silence …

You have traveled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back. Take refuge in your senses, open up To all the small miracles you rushed through. —John O'Donohue from To Bless the Space Between Us   Be Still The ancient psalmist plucked his strings and sang a sentence sprung from… Continue reading Advent Meditation: Take Refuge In Silence …

Days In The Desert, Prayers, Quotes

Desert Day 09: A Way In The Wilderness …

In the early centuries of the church, as Christianity continued to find its form, women and men who sought to follow Christ began to move into the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. Leaving behind the familiar landscapes they had known, they went into the wilderness to divest themselves of all that separated them from… Continue reading Desert Day 09: A Way In The Wilderness …

Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 14: Comfort and Joy …

They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. One nation shall not raise the sword against another nation; nor shall they train for war again. — Isaiah 2:4 While external clutter is rather easily cured with a big waste basket and a donation bag, internal clutter is a more difficult… Continue reading Advent Day 14: Comfort and Joy …

Quotes, Seasons

Magnificent Refuge (A Winter Reflection) …

In the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. — Kahlil Gibran from The Prophet God is as available and accessible as the very thing we all do constantly—breathe. ― Richard Rohr from The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics It helps to realize that the sun never stops shining,… Continue reading Magnificent Refuge (A Winter Reflection) …

Interreligious, Quotes

At Times We Have To Step Into God’s Silence And Wait …

We want to get to know that aspect of our own inner Self that is changeless. All things in this world change, physically, emotionally, and mentally. To have a still mind, a still emotional state, or even a still body would be a great attainment. There is great power in stillness, for it is the… Continue reading At Times We Have To Step Into God’s Silence And Wait …

Quotes

Sunlit Paths Of Inner Peace …

... Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth… Continue reading Sunlit Paths Of Inner Peace …

Quotes

Good Things Come From A Quiet Place …

Good things come from a quiet place: study, prayer, music, transformation, worship, communion. The words ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ are all but synonymous, and are often spoken in the same breath. A quiet place is the think tank of the soul, the spawning ground of truth and beauty. A quiet place outdoors has no physical borders… Continue reading Good Things Come From A Quiet Place …