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Primal Discovery

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on… Continue Reading “Primal Discovery”

The Fog of Uncertainty

Opportunity is often delivered in a fog of uncertainty. – Kahlil Gibran This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be related to groundlessness… Continue Reading “The Fog of Uncertainty”

A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear

MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following… Continue Reading “A Prayer when the Way Is Not Clear”

Wednesday of Hope – Anything Is Possible

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Results”

Wednesday of Hope – You are the Sky

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron

Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing

I know these are scary, uncertain,  hurtful times, but I really wish  people would stop talking about  what a trash fire the world is.  Our world is a wounded relative,  not a hopeless ruin,  and we’re called to help heal  the injuries we’ve inflicted … Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – It Is Time for Healing”

Wednesday of Hope – I Believe that People Are Good

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart – Anne Frank, The… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – I Believe that People Are Good”

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”

Perceiving Life with Reverence

If we perceived Life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical Life and walk the Earth in a very deep sense of gratitude. – Gary Zukav