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Nothing ever goes away
until it has taught us
what we need to know.

~Pema Chödrön

All that is necessary is
to have a soul united within itself.

~Martin Buber

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There must be always remaining in every life,
some place for the singing of angels,
some place for that which in itself
is breathless and beautiful.

~Howard Thurman

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The Spiritual Practice of Reaching Out

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson It began with a quick moment of inspiration. I’d just finished reading a book chapter written by a friend and colleague, and was so struck by their words that I logged onto Facebook and left a note of appreciation on their wall. This might not sound like a big […]

November 11, 2016 by Jeff Nelson 1 Comment
Categories: Self Compassion, spiritual growth, and spirituality in community. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Post Election Reflections from Shalem Leaders

In light of the dismay and fear many are sensing this week, we wanted to share a few brief remarks from Shalem leaders in the wake of Tuesday’s election results. Margaret Benefiel: In my wrestling with the election results, I sense we will certainly need to seek deep contemplative grounding to live faithfully through these next […]

There is a child in every one of us who is still
a trick-or-treater looking for
a brightly-lit front porch.
~Robert Brault

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Categories: Parenthood and Self Compassion. Tags: child, halloween, and trick-or-treat. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Karma, Carpet, and the Butterfly Effect

Today’s post is by Kimberly BorinOne day, I was speaking with one of my best friends, Rich. Rich is a constant inspiration and works a successful business coach, business accelerator, motivational speaker, shaper of dreams, and of course, master of his own destiny. He encourages people to move beyond their doubts and to reach out and manifest the dreams of their […]

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation,
When the winds of changes shift.

~Bob Dylan

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Categories: Nature and spirituality and Self Compassion. Tags: bob dylan. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Rest and Discernment

Today’s post is by Bonnie Wallace The call to discernment is a call to deep rest and abiding presence. This type of rest is a source of renewal and openness. As Tilden Edwards explains in Sabbath Time, “Our minds and our prayers need to relax their frequent weekday grasping, striving, judging, fearing. Full rest is […]

September 09, 2016 by Bonnie Wallace
Categories: Contemplative Living, Self Compassion, Spiritual Deepening, and spiritual direction. Tags: discernment, rest, and Sabbath. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Discovering Our Identity

Today’s post is by Laura Bratton As a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, I was wrestling with deep theological questions that seminary students ask: Who is God? How do I understand God’s presence in the world? I was also struggling with another question. What is my identity? As a person who had recently become blind, […]