Prayers, Quotes

For The Traveler …

Celtic Blessing: "The Path" God bless the path on which you go God bless the earth beneath your feet God bless your destination. God be a smooth way before you A guiding star above you A keen eye behind you This day, this night, and forever. God be with you whatever you pass Jesus be… Continue reading For The Traveler …

Quotes

The Way Out Of Fear …

Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The… Continue reading The Way Out Of Fear …

Poems

World Weary …

God breathes through us so completely, so gently, we hardly feel it, yet it is our everything. — John Coltrane Weary World-weary? Perhaps what wearies you is not the world but your own mind. It's time to make a pilgrimage from the furrow in your brow to the temple in your chest. The distance isn't… Continue reading World Weary …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 27: A Deeper Awareness …

In the morning When I began to wake, It happened again — That feeling That you, Beloved, Had stood over me all night Keeping watch, That feeling That as soon as I began to stir You put Your lips on my forehead And lit a Holy lamp Inside my heart. — Hafiz from I Heard God… Continue reading Desert Day 27: A Deeper Awareness …

Prayers, Seasons

For Those Who Have Far to Travel (A Blessing for Epiphany) …

If you could see the journey whole, you might never undertake it, might never dare the first step that propels you from the place you have known toward the place you know not. Call it one of the mercies of the road: that we see it only by stages as it opens before us, as… Continue reading For Those Who Have Far to Travel (A Blessing for Epiphany) …

Quotes

How To Be A Pilgrim …

Air travel is like ancient pilgrims walking on their knees, flight delays and narrow seats offer their own kind of penance.You jettison excess baggage, leaving behind the heavy makeup case, knowing the rain will wash you free of artifice.Books you wanted to carry left too, no more outside words needed, then go old beliefs which… Continue reading How To Be A Pilgrim …

Poems, Prayers

For The Traveler …

Every time you leave home, Another road takes you Into a world you were never in. New strangers on other paths await. New places that have never seen you Will startle a little at your entry. Old places that know you well Will pretend nothing Changed since your last visit. When you travel, you find… Continue reading For The Traveler …

Quotes

Finding Your Way …

... so that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place in which you lived before you began, and that every step along the way, you had carried the heart and the mind and the promise, that first set you off and then drew you… Continue reading Finding Your Way …