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Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

~Thomas Merton

Rain—An Icon of Grace

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen Rain pelted the windows as I fell asleep one Friday night this spring. Thunder rumbled in the distance, occasionally exploding through the thick sky, rattling the window beside my bed. I’ve always loved thunder storms, especially at night when I have nothing else to do but listen and […]

May 05, 2017 by Mary van Balen 2 Comments
Categories: Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: Grace, icon, and rain. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

May today there be peace within.

~Teresa of Ávila

 

Spiritual Mulch

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef Spring is upon us, and the warmer weather has many of us returning to tasks we last performed some months ago. We may find ourselves mowing the lawn, prepping the garden, pruning some bushes, setting out bird seed, or simply enjoying the ever-greening view. As I called upon my […]

When love awakens in your life,
it is like a rebirth, a new beginning.

~John O’Donohue

Categories: Love and Nature and spirituality. Tags: celtic christianity, john o'donohue, love, and quote. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Nature’s Healing

Today’s post is from the writings of the late Gerald May (April 2017 eNews) …Nature’s teaching is also a healing. And though we must indeed be taught, it is the healing that we need most. We have been fractured. We have been broken off from the nature of the world, broken away from the nature of […]

Don’t do anything fancy.
Just rest in your groundedness
and witness what happens.

~Mirabai Starr

Nothing ever goes away
until it has taught us
what we need to know.

~Pema Chödrön

Experience the beauties of nature,
and in doing so, learn about yourself.

~Japanese Proverb

Categories: Nature and spirituality. Tags: Japanese proverb. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

I’ll Meet You There

Today’s post is by Tilden Edwards Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.  ~Rumi, in “Open Secret: Versions of Rumi” […]