Prayers, Quotes, Seasons

Blessed by Less (Lenten Meditation) …

A New Moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe. What nine months of attention does for an embryo forty early mornings will do for your gradually growing wholeness. — Rumi from The Essential Rumi Your life is an… Continue reading Blessed by Less (Lenten Meditation) …

Quotes, Reflections, Seasons

Keeping Advent Simple …

Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming".  It begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve, thus there is some variation in its length. Advent is traditionally a season of expectation and hope.  And yet, it often… Continue reading Keeping Advent Simple …

Poems, Quotes, Seasons

The Winter of Listening (Lenten Meditation) …

The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of Nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere, is not lost either upon the head or the heart. It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a… Continue reading The Winter of Listening (Lenten Meditation) …

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) …

Quotes

Imagination Is Evidence Of The Divine …

Imagination is evidence of the divine. — William Blake True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven. ― Ernest Holmes The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful… Continue reading Imagination Is Evidence Of The Divine …