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Deep Diving

Article by Joan Paddock Maxwell (June 2018 eNews) Over the years I’ve spent about two hundred hours scuba diving. One of the many fascinating parts of the scuba experience is the increasing quiet you encounter as you go further below the ocean’s surface. I used to love to swim down to one hundred feet and […]

There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.

~Thomas Merton

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

~Mark Nepo

Categories: Loss, Nature and spirituality, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

~Rumi

Categories: Loss, Love, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: light, rumi, and wound. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

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.

“As we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartache without being broken.”

-Desmond Tutu

Categories: Loss and Love. Tags: desmond tutu and joy. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

We Belong to Each Other

Today’s post is by Savannah Kate Coffey There is no denying we live under the constant threat of violence. Sunday night, a celebratory Las Vegas landscape was instantly disfigured into carnage. Terror is its own particular brand of horror, causing pain indiscriminately and without warning. Individuals have the power to destroy, but individuals also have […]

October 10, 2017 by Kate Coffey 1 Comment
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Loss, Love, and Non-duality. Tags: beauty, Las Vegas, and suffering. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.
Categories: Loss. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Grief, Contemplation and God’s Love (Part 2)

Today’s post is by Tom Adams. This is part 2 of a two-part series. Read part 1 here. The opportunity to feel and to grieve added new energy and opportunity to embrace God’s love and trust in it. In 2014 I transitioned from leading a small consulting company to being a manager in a bigger […]

September 09, 2017 by Tom Adams
Categories: Loss, Love, and Prayer. Tags: grief. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Grief, Contemplation and God’s Love (part 1)

Today’s post is by Tom Adams. This is part one of a two-part article. Part two will appear next Friday. Like the fields, my heart has times when it is fallow and times when it bursts with new life. These growth spurts seem to come from life’s challenges and from pain. They come with a […]

September 09, 2017 by Tom Adams 2 Comments
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Loss, and Prayer. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.