Sunday, April 29, 2012

DYING IS AS MUCH A PART OF LIFE AS IS LIVING


What a pairing...to spend a morning among trees and plants bedecked with such a thing that without we could not live, while listening to a lovely conversation of contemplating mortality. It has a way of making you feel very alive, very blessed, and very very rich.

Listen to the conversation here.Contemplating Mortality

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

BEAUTY ABOUNDS


It's not that beauty is not there. If we don't see it, it's just because we have fallen out of touch with it. Even during the bleakest of times it is present and it is in those times we actually need it most.

Friday, April 20, 2012

SET IT FREE

I believe the call of our inner life is never absent. We just fall out of touch with it the further and further we move into the distractions of adulthood, as we continue to pick up more and more scripts/maps that are handed to us. We are told they will show us the way and make this life easier. Reality has a way of bringing us to our senses if we would just allow it. But too often the supporting voices for the scripts and maps are so loud. Add to that, the audio soundtrack in our own head, telling us to stay the course, is too loud also.

This misdirection eventually causes us to completely fall out of sync with the natural primal flow of our soul. The human you are, whom God created, is a beautiful thing. The key is for the logjam that has cut you off from that flow, to break free. The gentle flowing stream inside us all wants to sing. And if it is set free....it will.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CHANGE
















May you have the wisdom to read time clearly
And know when the seeds of change will flourish.

In your heart may there be a sanctuary
For the stillness where clarity is born.

~ John O'Donohue

Sunday, April 15, 2012

LOST WITHIN THE WARM EMBRACE AND PERFECTLY AT HOME


I spent the morning strolling around and sitting in the garden while listening to a wonderful interview between Krista Tippett and Christian Wiman. The setting could not have been more perfect for the listening experience.