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Wednesday of Hope – Opportunities

There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments.

– Wangari Maathai

Open Your Eyes

the_eyes_have_itToday’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Richard Guy Miller.

Open Your Eyes

We never really die.
We just open our eyes.

When they have seen
Their last limitation,
We turn and weep,
Or we awake from our dream,
Open our eyes and know…

We never really die.
We just open our eyes.

When we have seen
Our last limitation,
We turn and weep,
Or we awake from our dream,
Open our eyes and know…

We never really lived.
We just closed our eyes.

Source: “Open Your Eyes” by Richard Guy Miller. Meditate with Poetry, 2003.
http://www.explorefaith.org/oasis/poetry/openEyes.html.

Pray Your Distractions

The crowded bus, the long queue, the railway platform, the traffic jam, the neighbor’s television sets, the heavy-footed people on the floor above you, the person who still keeps getting the wrong number on your phone. These are the real conditions of your desert. Do not allow yourself to be irritated. Do not try to escape. Do not postpone your prayer. Kneel down. Enter that disturbed solitude. Let your silence be spoiled by those sounds. It is the beginning of your desert.

– Alessandro Pronzato in Mediations on the Sand

This is an artist's mediation "on the sand" or the beach at Bolinas

This is an artist’s mediation “on the sand” or the beach at Bolinas