Tag: sunflower

The Divine Assails Us

  By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, when if fact we live steeped in its burning layers. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th,… Continue Reading “The Divine Assails Us”

Wednesday of Hope – An Orientation of the Soul

Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times. ― Václav Havel

The Grateful Heart

As the colder and darker days of Advent arrive, let us enter them with joy and anticipation. There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. – Celia Laighton Thaxter

Gardening Gratefulness

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

The Wisdom of Mistakes

Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom. – William Jordan

Seeking Circles of Wisdom

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are. – C.S. Lewis  

Fast from Judging Others

Today’s suggestion for Lent is: Fast from judging others.  Remember how God overlooks our faults, and then remember Pope Francis’s words, “Who am I to judge?”

Let Us Pause for Just a Moment

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

Basho Haiku

  across the road   from a field of sunflowers   a sunflower  ~ Basho

Thoughts on Hope – 5

And every day, no matter how bitter it be, I will say: “From tomorrow on, I shall be sad.” Not today. – A young Jewish child of the holocaust