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We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

 

The Everlasting Source

Today’s post is by Clair Ullmann Your physical attributes, like your body, are merely borrowed. Do not set your heart on them, for they are transient and only last for an hour. Your spirit in contrast is eternal: your body is on this earth, like a lamp, but its light comes from that everlasting Source above. ~Rumi […]

January 01, 2018 by Clair Ullmann 1 Comment
Categories: Community, Contemplative Living, Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, and Self Compassion. Tags: nature, rumi, and snow. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

When we have become completely free from the need to judge, we will also become completely free from the fear of being judged.

~Henri Nouwen

Categories: Community. Tags: Henri Nouwen and judging. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Setting the Stage for a Contemplative New Year

Article by Winston Charles (January 2018 eNews) One sage piece of advice given to me was, “Don’t join a fitness center in January. It will be packed with well-intentioned people who have made New Year’s resolutions to finally do something about getting fit and healthy. Wait until February when yet another gaggle of New Year’s […]

How are we called to pray for our precious planet?

A new year is an opportunity to set intentions and hold space for something new to unfold. Shalem is beginning 2018 with weekly Prayer for the World sessions. Patience Robbins is leading these intentional gatherings where we hold our planet in compassion, light and love and listen for what the Spirit is inviting in our current world […]

January 01, 2018 by shalemonline
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Today is a most unusual day,

because we have never lived it before;

we will never live it again;

it is the only day we have.

~William Arthur Ward

Categories: spiritual growth. Tags: beginnings, newyear, and today. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Every person in this Earth yearns to love,
to be loved, to know love.
Our true identity, our reason for being
is to be found in this desire.

~Gerald May

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

The Both-And of Our Faith

Post by Mary van Balen I looked up the word “advenio” in my old Latin dictionary and found that, depending on how it’s used, the verb can mean “to draw near” or “to arrive.”  The noun, “adventus” is also translated as either “approach” or “arrival.” The season of Advent encompasses both. We wait. We celebrate […]

December 12, 2017 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Clergy & Congregation, Contemplation in Action, and Contemplative Living. Tags: Advent. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Come out from the circle of time and into the circle of love.

~Rumi

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

Iona: A Pilgrimage in Image and Word

Photo blog by Susan Etherton 1) Everywhere you go there is a secret room. To discover it, you must knock on walls… and listen for the echo that portends the secret passage. Everywhere has a secret room. You must find your own, in a small chapel, a tiny café, a quiet park, the pew where […]

December 12, 2017 by Susan Etherton
Categories: Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, Pilgrimage, Prayer, and spirituality in community. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.