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Touching the Sacred Here and Now

The sacred is not in heaven or far away. It is all around us, and small human rituals can connect us to its presence. – Alma Luz Villanueva

Wednesday of Hope – Joy from the Cliffs of Despair

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Welcoming Mistakes

Mistakes are the portal to discovery. – James Joyce

Wednesday of Hope – Wisdom from Helen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. – Helen Keller

Don’t Depend on What Happens

Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. – Br. David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in…

Doorway to Gratitude

Attention is the doorway to gratitude, the doorway to wonder, the doorway to reciprocity. – Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Poetry of Life

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it. – Gustave Flaubert

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 6

In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter, war spreading, families dying, the world in danger, I walk the rocky hillside, throwing clover. – Wendell Barry “February 2, 1968” from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

My Own Unique Door

The world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist….It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door….