The Earth Itself Is Alive

Some scientists go so far as to suggest that Earth itself is alive, that it is actively coordinating the temperature of its atmosphere or the salinity of its oceans.

Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe

Wakening to Oneness – to the Cosmos Within & Without

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Universe to know itself.

 – Carl Sagan

Wednesday of Hope – Let Everything Happen to You

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

This is a Pitcher Plant, and is a carnivorous flower.

Don’t Miss What Is Right Before You

For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door.

– Rabindranath Tagore

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