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The world will be balanced when we are balanced.

~Tarthang Tulku

Categories: Contemplative Living and spiritual discipline. Tags: balance. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Spiritual Companions across the Centuries

Today’s post is by Margaret Benefiel “Rebuild my church.” God used these words from Francis of Assisi’s story to speak to me as I sat in prayer with two spiritual companions in Greensboro, North Carolina, after a heartbreaking disillusionment. I had left a job that I had thought was my dream job, my dream shattered. […]

In the spiritual life, I am always at the beginning.

~Ralph Blum

Categories: Contemplative Living and Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Listen to the Mockingbird

Today’s post is by Rose Mary Dougherty Recently, I have been struck by the song of the mockingbird. I have one (the same one every day, I think) that sits in a tree in my backyard, picking up the song of other birds and singing all evening long. I noticed that even when my neighbor […]

Wholeness does not mean perfection:
it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.

~Parker Palmer

Categories: Loss and Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Compassion through Contemplation

Article by Catherine Kerr (featured in November 2017 eNews) Compassion means to understand another’s pain at such a deep level that it’s like feeling it yourself. Many mentors have told me over the years that the essence of pastoral ministry is connection and presence, being with. One seminary professor liked to say that the most […]

The Isle of Iona: Definitely a Special Place

Today’s post is by Leah Rampy “I’ve heard it called a ‘thin place,’” he told me. “I’m not sure that I believe that, so I want to see for myself.”  It sounded to my ears as if he’d laid down a challenge—to me, or the island, I wasn’t sure which. Coming from someone I respect, […]

November 11, 2017 by Leah Rampy
Categories: Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, Pilgrimage, and Prayer. Tags: Iona and pilgrimage. Formats: Article and eNews Article. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Contemplation is the goal of all life.
It is knowledge by love.

~Bede Griffiths

A Simple Path to Follow

Today’s post is by Nancy Flinchbaugh Ancients created labyrinths thousands of years ago, and more recently, labyrinths again surfaced to help center and orient pilgrims on their life path. In the middle ages, labyrinths were laid in stone into the floors of cathedrals in Europe. The faithful, who couldn’t afford a journey to the holy land, […]

Both when we fall and when we get up again
we are kept in the same precious love.

~Julian of Norwich

Categories: Love. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.