Gathered Wisdom, May 9, 2023

A weekly curated collection of essays, poetry, and reflections for your spiritual journey.  From The Wisdom Years.

There is a journey you must take. It is a journey without a destination. There is no map. Your soul will lead you. 

-Meister Eckhart, Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart by Jon Sweeny and Mark Burrows

From Well for the Journey

Peace I leave with You

Holy Week and the events of Easter gave us a definite timeline and focus for our spiritual journey. But now the timeline seems a little harder to track. What keeps us coming back?

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From Society of St. John the Evangelist.

Fly Loose

If the airplane pilot grips the yoke too tightly during turbulence, it actually makes the plane less steady. When the going gets tough, we need to remember to fly loose.

Read the reflection:

From Center for Action and Contemplation

Thirsty for Wonder

If you live as a contemplative person, you are likely to see God in unexpected moments. “The more you intentionally turn inward, the more available the sacred becomes,” says Mirabai Starr.”

Read the reflection. 

From Daily Good.

End Of the World

If the world as we know it is ending, it is up to us now to give it a good send off –  “To let it hand on its gifts and teach the lessons that may only become apparent as the end approaches,” says Douglad Hine.

Read the reflection.

From Awakin.

A Love So Wide and Deep

As we engage the psalms this week, we learn a new word: hesed. The word tries to capture what is unexplainable – God’s love. In week 4 of “God’s People Speak to God,” we look at the psalms of penitence and apply hesed.

Find the material for our psalms study here.

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