A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
To become wise, we must learn to listen – first to God, and then to wise and good teachers. To become wise we must become students and observers of life, recognizing ways of living that lead to wholeness, seeing what works and what doesn’t.
-Br. David Vryhof
Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Let The Sun Rise
In another wonderful video from Green Renaissance, James Motlhamme shares his experience of orienting to each new day with a sense of contentment and optimism. No matter how hard it gets, he says, each day the sun rises and gives us an opportunity to begin again.
The Really Terrible Orchestra
Some years ago, a group of frustrated people in Scotland decided that the pleasure of playing in an orchestra should not be limited to those who are good enough to do so, but should be available to the rankest of amateurs. So they formed The Really Terrible Orchestra, made up of those who love to play but aren’t very good at it. Read this delightful essay about what happened next.
From Daily Good.
A Prayerful Stance
Prayer, says Fr. Richard Rohr, is not words or even thinking. It is, rather, living in the awareness and presence of God right here, right now, all the time. Wherever we are, however we are, God is there with us.
What we Do in Private
Since we are all part of the Body of Christ, everything we do affects the whole body. As Parker Palmer says, f you are here faithfully, you bring great blessing. Conversely, says Rumi, If you are here unfaithfully, you bring great harm.
From the blog of Ron Rolheiser.
Practicing Rehumanization as We Move Into Uncertainty
John Paul Lederach is a sociologist and specialist in conflict transformation. In this essay, Roshi Joan Halifax offers John Paul’s ideas for rehumanization in this time of uncertainty. We must foster our moral imagination in order to put others first and us second.
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