“We wanted to be wind on the waves – not the schooner, or even the sail that bellied and caught it. We wanted to be the wind itself. We wanted to dance and scamper, to be the spiral that hugs the planet, the wisp… Continue Reading “Wind on the Waves”
Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day. – Kent Nerburn
Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.… Continue Reading “Life Worth Living”
That thou mayest have pleasure in everything, seek pleasure in nothing. That thou mayest know everything, seek to know nothing. That thou mayes possess all things, seek to possess nothing. That thou mayest be everything, seek to be nothing. -St. John of the Cross,… Continue Reading “Wisdom from St. John of the Cross”
On Optimism and Pessimism (as opposed to authentic Hope) An optimist says, in effect, “Don’t worry, it’s going to turn out all right.” A pessimist says, “It’s going down the drain and there’s nothing you can do about it” Both get us off the… Continue Reading “Thoughts on Hope – 1”
Friday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 24. The Lord’s are the earth and its fullnes; the world and those who dwell in it. For God founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.