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Mr. Rogers: Restoring the World to Wholeness One Neighbor at a Time

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen When my oldest child was three, friends with a son about the same age asked how I liked Sesame Street. I admitted that neither I nor my daughter had seen it. We rarely turned on the television, but after hearing other young parents extolling the show’s merits, I […]

August 08, 2018 by Mary van Balen 1 Comment
Categories: Community, Contemplation in Action, and Contemplative Living. Tags: Mr. Rogers and tikkun olam. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

It’s hoping that is difficult, the easy path is to despair.

~Charles Péguy

Categories: Contemplative Living and Prayer. Tags: hope. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Mystics Invite Us to Imagine

Selected excerpts by Bernard McGinn (August 2018 eNews) [M]ystics invite us to imagine and even to explore an inner transformation of the self based on a new understanding of the human relation to God. For some mystics this understanding is rooted in extraordinary forms of consciousness, such as visions and ecstasies, which most of their […]

July 07, 2018 by Bernard McGinn
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and eNews Article.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

~e.e. cummings

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

Open-Hearted in the Darkness

Today’s post is by Sarah-Kate Fishback In both joy and pain, love is boundless. Love is open, allowing our hearts to be touched and moved by what exists. Love is honest, willing to be present to life just as it is, in all its beauty and ugliness. True love is not blind at all; it […]

Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion?

~John Wesley

Walking Meditation

Today’s post is by Tim Leadem I am not a good sitting meditator. I fidget a lot. My older bones aren’t necessarily geared to the traditional sitting postures associated with Zen or Tibetan meditation. And then, too, I suffer from monkey mind and sleepy mind. My monkey mind breezes along from one topic to another […]

July 07, 2018 by Tim Leadem
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Hope inspires the good to reveal itself.

~Emily Dickinson

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Love, and Prayer. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

~André Gide

Coming Home

Today’s post is by Patience Robbins I have been pondering Home. Where is Home, what is Home? This led me back to the line in the Gospel of John:  “Make your home in me, as I make my home in you.” Ah yes, that is the deep knowing within me. The Divine Mystery, the Beloved, […]

July 07, 2018 by Patience Robbins
Categories: Community, Contemplation in Action, Contemplative Living, and Self Compassion. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.