A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through… Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.
-Katherine May, Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
“Being with someone who is dying is a sacred ministry. It can be one of the greatest gifts given to someone. Attending the dying is like the privilege of being at a birthing. It is a sometimes-painful celebration of a new life,” says Joanna Seibert.