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Evening Visitor

by Bryan Berghoef “Meow, meow, me-ooow,” came the sad call from outside my window. A farm cat had wandered over the neighboring field and was now circling my backyard office shed. It was a forlorn call, and he was right underneath the window where I was holding a pre-marital counseling session with a young couple. […]

Live creatively, breathing existence.

~Rudolf Steiner

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

Meditation Club

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef I recently gathered with some friends for a time of silence at what we are calling, “Meditation Club.” There’s no big agenda. No expected outcomes. Simply the chance to come and meet in the quiet. I try to take time to meditate on my own regularly, but I have […]

You may follow one stream. Know that it leads to the ocean, but do not mistake the stream for the ocean.

~Jan-Fishan

Categories: Nature and spirituality and Non-duality. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Conscious Leadership as a Spiritual Journey

Article by Margaret Benefiel (May 2019 eNews) What is conscious leadership? When I received the annual Elks leadership award my senior year in high school for my leadership in the Elma Sunshine Makers 4-H Club in Elma, Washington, I thought I knew pretty much everything there was to know about leadership. After all, I had […]

Have patience, and the mulberry leaf will become silk.

~Spanish proverb

 

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

Seeing Clearly

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef All of my life I’ve had great vision, never needed glasses, and always breezed through the letter charts during eye tests. But in recent months I began to realize things were changing. I could no longer read text on the television when seated on the couch. Driving at night […]

April 04, 2019 by Bryan Berghoef
Categories: Contemplative Living. Formats: Article, Article by Shalem Staff, and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

All the buried seeds crack open in the dark the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.

~Mark Nepo

Categories: Contemplative Living. Tags: Earth Day, nature, and spring. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Drawing Us Forward

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen We are often afraid of the truth. Rather than experiencing it as a way to experiencing a deeper reality, we see it as something that up ends our world, threatens our sense of security, and even our sense of self. We have found a comfortable place to “fit in,” […]

April 04, 2019 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Contemplative Living, Contemplative Spirituality, and spiritual growth. Tags: Good Friday, Lent, Palm Sunday, and truth. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Our role in life is to bring the light of our own souls to the dim places around us.

~Joan Chittister

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