Category: Letting Go

Opening Doors

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

Letting Go

Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom. – Sogyal Rinpoche, Glimpse After Glimpse

Risk Living Deeply Alive!

Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.… Continue Reading “Risk Living Deeply Alive!”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

What we are today foreshadows what we will be in the future. According to Carl Jung, The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. For some reason, we human being struggle with that, We often try to be other than… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow”

Merton . . . on Life

I’d like to remember this on those days that are hectic, when I am trying to accomplish too many tasks: Take more time, cover less ground. – Thomas Merton Dancing in the Waters of Life

Silence Gives us a New Perspective

I share a piece of wisdom from Mother Teresa today. The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. – Blessed Mother Teresa.

Another Encouragement to Slow Down

Yesterday Thomas Merton encouraged us to slow down. Today we hear from Bede Griffiiths. So much of modern life is a feverish anticipation of future activity and excitement. We have to learn to step back from this into the freedom and possibility of the… Continue Reading “Another Encouragement to Slow Down”

More Wisdom from Thomas Merton

We must slow down to a human tempo and we’ll begin to have time to listen. – Thomas Merton We all know we ¬†should slow down . . . Why is it so hard for us to do it?

Finding God in the Interruptions

Surely this doesn’t happen to you. Imagine being in the middle of an engrossing project, one that needs to be finished within the hour/day/week. And along comes a person/phone call/incident that interrupts this all-important (truly) task. It’s not hard for me to imagine myself… Continue Reading “Finding God in the Interruptions”

Teach Me Your Paths, O Lord

Today I am sharing Sister Gervaise Valpey’s reflection on tomorrow’s reading for the 3rd Wednesday in Lent. Tuesday, Third Week of Lent March 13, 2012 Daniel 3: 25, 34-43; Matthew 1: 21-35 The reading from Daniel 3:25, 34-43 encourages us to delve deeper into¬†our… Continue Reading “Teach Me Your Paths, O Lord”