A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey. From The Wisdom Years.
Dreams give your soul wings. And images from dreams are the exquisite patterns on the wings. Hold your dream images as you would hold a butterfly — in your open, quiet palms, … gently enough so that they still can fly.
-Jill Mellick, The Art of Dreaming: Tools for Creative Dream Work
The Way of Sabbath
What if we thought of the fourth commandment as an invitation rather than a command? Would that change how we celebrate Sabbath? In The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel teaches that Sabbath is a sanctification of time, not place.
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The Way of Sabbath starts February 23.
What I Regret Most Are Failures of Kindness
What does American writer George Saunders regret the most about his life? Being unkind to a little girl in the seventh grade, as he tells a graduating class.
Mercy, Justice, and Walking Humbly
What does God require of us? He tells us through His prophet Micah: “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). Scholar and retreat leader Megan McKenna unpacks what that means in her reflection.
From the Center for Action and Contemplation.
God’s Quiet Presence in Our Lives
Most of the time, God’s presence within us and in our world is not dramatic. We mistake that for God’s absence. However, says Fr. Ron Rolheiser, “God lies inside us as an invitation that fully respects our freedom, never overpowers us; but also never goes away.”
From the blog of Ron Rolheiser.
Being Nice Isn’t The Same As Being Kind
Being kind means caring. It means making an effort, says Donna Cameron. It is different from being nice. You can be nice but still reserved. You can be helpful but not warm and welcoming.
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