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Why Are We Here?

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Have Faith!

People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and… Continue Reading “Have Faith!”

How to Find Sacred or Holy Ground

  Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence. – David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart

So How Do You See It?

It’s a beautiful world to see, Or it’s dismal in every zone, The thing it must be in its gloom or its gleam Depends on yourself alone. – Anonymous

Wonders – Always before my Eyes

I’ve read all the books but one Only remains sacred: this Volume of wonders, open Always before my eyes. – Kathleen Raine

Gentle God

Gentle God God is breathing gently, God never hurries, Is never anxious or pressing, God just waits, Breathing gently upon us With great tenderness Until we look to God – And, knowingly, Nod. – Edwina Gateley, fromĀ I Hear a Seed Growing

What Kind of Life Shall I Lead?

Lead a listening life. Order your outward life so that nothing drowns out the listening. – Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion

What is Prayer?

Prayer is not doing, but being. It is not words but the beyond-words experience of coming into the presence of something much greater than oneself. It is an invitation to recognize holiness, and to utter simple words–“Holy, Holy, Holy”–in response. Attentiveness is all; I… Continue Reading “What is Prayer?”

Where Do You Find Peace?

The Peace of the Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood… Continue Reading “Where Do You Find Peace?”

A Reason to Hope

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin