Days In The Desert, Interreligious, Quotes

Desert Day 07: Human Suffering …

People’s willingness to find God in their own struggle with life – and let it change them – is their deepest and truest obedience to God’s eternal will. We must admit this is what all of us do anyway, as ‘God comes to us disguised as our life’! Remember, always, remember, that the heartfelt desire… Continue reading Desert Day 07: Human Suffering …

Quotes

We Are All Wounded People …

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others. — Brennan Manning from Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging   Wounding… Continue reading We Are All Wounded People …

Quotes, Seasons

Without Truth, People Cannot Heal (Lenten Meditation) …

It’s difficult to make a good decision when you don’t have all the information. It’s also difficult to move forward while trying to deny part of your reality. Jesus came from a tradition that was brutally honest; just read a bit from any of Israel’s prophets to see how forcefully they spoke the truth. Jesus… Continue reading Without Truth, People Cannot Heal (Lenten Meditation) …

Interreligious, Quotes

One With Life …

Once you have made peace with the present moment, see what happens, what you can do or choose to do, or rather what life does through you. There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One with Life. Being one with life is… Continue reading One With Life …

Quotes, Seasons

Transformative Suffering: The Growing Edge …

Don’t get rid of the pain until you’ve learned its lessons. When you hold the pain consciously and trust fully, you are in a very special liminal space. This is a great teaching moment where you have the possibility of breaking through to a deeper level of faith and consciousness. Hold the pain of being… Continue reading Transformative Suffering: The Growing Edge …

Interreligious, Quotes

I Want To Live Like That …

I want to live like that: To gather the losses of my life, the crashes ... bitter medicine in fragile bottles … Then spin them into soft tender thread, weave that thread into ‪‎love‬, to give away again. — Rita Bresnahan The Art of Making Mistakes Wakefully Every spiritual life entails a succession of difficulties because… Continue reading I Want To Live Like That …

Quotes

Life Is Larger Than Pain …

Life is both storm and calm, and the challenge of living is how to use the calm to endure the storm, not bypass it. It is important to note that the only true place of calm in the storm is the very center. So the only thing to do, once in the storm, is to… Continue reading Life Is Larger Than Pain …

Interreligious, Quotes

Are You Brave Enough to Awaken? …

In the end, the goal does not rest on being successful or even happy.  It's about finding a way through the layers of resistance that keeps us frightened and small.  Waking up to our deepest nature, we see life as it is and ourselves as we truly are.  We finally see what's possible.  —  Paula D'Arcy from… Continue reading Are You Brave Enough to Awaken? …