A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
We seek perfection in our days, always wanting more for ourselves and our lives, and striving for goals unattainable . . .
Where does it come from, this strange unquenchable human urge for “more”? . . .
Learn to value the small as well as the great.
-Kent Nerburn, Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life
Found in Well for the Journey Daily Faith Reflections, September 8, 2021
- Encountering God in Everyday Life
- When You’re Afraid to Get in the Boat Who Soothes You?
- How Small Moments of Empathy Affect Your Life
- Participating in Original Goodness
Encountering God in Our Everyday Life
Many of the spiritual disciplines are like taking out the trash, says Joanna Seibert. The disciplines “are simply to clear our minds so we can hear God speak to our lives.”
Read the rest of the reflection.
Found in Joanna Seibert’s Daily Something.
When you’re afraid to get into the boat who soothes your fear?
“ I DON’T WANT TO GO” screamed the little boy who really didn’t want to get into the boat. The boy’s dad was beyond coping, but Grandpa could step in calmly with a fresh voice and fresh love. Everybody needs a grandpa.
Read or listen to the reflection from Heather Plett
More about Heather Plett.
How Small Moments of Empathy Affect your Life
On average, a person receives about nine opportunities to empathize with others and about six opportunities to receive empathy in a 12-hour period of daily life. Studies show that people who are empathetic are more likely to be generous and altruistic and less likely to be prejudiced against others. So what does that mean for our everyday lives?
Read the article by Jill Suttie.
Found in Daily Good.
Participating in Original Goodness
Everyone and every thing is created in the “image of God,” says Fr. Richard Rohr. Our part is to participate in this core identity by saying yes to it. Image must become likeness.
Found in Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation from Center for Action and Contemplation.
A poem from Judy Brown
What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
Read or listen to the entire poem.
Found in Awakin.
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