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Knowing God

If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created.

– Meister Eckhart

And what a delightful world with the gold finch in it!

And what a delightful world with the gold finch in it!

Finding a Space for Silence

Let us leave a little room for reflection in our lives, room too for silence. Let us look within ourselves and see whether there is some delightful hidden place inside where we can be free of noise and argument. Let us hear the Word of God in stillness and perhaps we will then come to understand it.

– St. Augustine

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No Wrong Turns

…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.

Mark Nepo

While a path in Muir Woods is not so unexpected, certainly the limbs obstructing the path are

While a path in Muir Woods is not so unexpected, certainly the limbs obstructing the path are

The Unexpected

…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.
– Mark Nepo
Always a surprise to catch a blue heron in flight

Always a surprise to catch a blue heron in flight

Sitting in Silence

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.
– Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, Radical Grace: Daily Meditations
Waiting

Waiting

How Do You Experience Worship?

Great compassion is the root of all forms of worship.
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In the grandeur of Niagara Falls, how is one's heart not moved to worship?

In the grandeur of Niagara Falls, how is one’s heart not moved to worship?

Enjoying the Seasons

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
– Yoko Ono
It is no longer the time of the crocus, but we remember its welcome appearance.

It is no longer the time of the crocus, but we remember its welcome appearance.

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