Wakening to Oneness – Finding the Divine

The great breakthrough in our current theological awareness, as a result of new scientific discoveries about our expanding universe, is that the Divine is found not only in the bliss of timeless, changeless, eternal being, but also in the ecstatic urgency of evolutionary becoming.

– Gail Worcelo, SGM

Wednesday of Hope – Anything Is Possible

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

– Christopher Reeve

Let the Forest Be Your Teacher

Believe me as one who has experience, you will find much more among the woods then ever you will among books. Woods and stones will teach you what you can never hear from any master.

– Bernard of Clairvaux

Wakening to Oneness – The All

Nothing is itself without everything else.

– Thomas Berry

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Results

Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.

– Thomas Merton

The Paradox of Strength and Fragility

Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity.

– Simone Weil

Where Do I Begin? Where Do I End?

Finding where exactly the outside world ends and I begin—is not so easy.
– Nora Bateson

Wednesday of Hope – Hope, a Revolutionary Practice

I heard a preacher say that hope is a revolutionary practice . . . hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up . . .
– Anne Lamott

Our Companions

There is a trough in waves,
A low spot
Where horizon disappears
And only sky
And water
Are our company.

– Judy Brown, From the poem “Trough” – book The Sea Accepts All Rivers

We Cannot Survive Singularly

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist.
– Paula Gunn Allen