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Landscape as Theophany

“To experience the landscape as a theophany is to take seriously the way the divine can be revealed through nature and through created things. It means we can join with all of the elements and creatures in singing God’s praise.” Christine Valters Paintner, The Soul’s… Continue Reading “Landscape as Theophany”

Sensing the Rareness of Life

The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while. –… Continue Reading “Sensing the Rareness of Life”

The Courage of Wisdom

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries;the man of courage is never afraid. – Confucius  

Wisdom from the Poet Maya Angelou

Everyone born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. – Maya Angelou

Wisdom from Joan Chittister

Mystery is what happens to us when we allow life to evolve rather than having to make it happen all the time. . . . Just to see. Just to notice. Just to be there. • Joan Chittister in The Gift of Years

Beauty in Unexpected Places

We know that God loves beauty, for the Almighty allows it to flourish everywhere, even in unexpected places. – Ben Zion Bosker

I Await

“Expectans Expectavi”, by Anne Ridler The candid freezing season again: Candle and cracker, needles of fir and frost; Carols that through the night air pass, piercing The glassy husk of heart and heaven; Children’s faces white in the pane, bright in the tree-light. And… Continue Reading “I Await”

Walk Gently upon the Earth

When I walk through thy woods, may my right foot and my left foot be harmless to the little creatures that move in its grasses: as it is said by the mouth of thy prophet: They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my… Continue Reading “Walk Gently upon the Earth”

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

I took this photo several years ago, and always hoped I would have an opportunity to use it! No quotes, no references, no reflections are necessary. It says it all. And the sign can be found at Spirit Rock, a Buddhist retreat center in… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says”