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A natural, vibrant response to life
depends on inner balance.

~Tarthang Tulku


Nourish yourself in a way that helps you blossom.
You are worth the effort.

~Deborah Day

Into the Wilderness

Article by Trish Stefanik (August 2017 eNews) I used to live in the mountain wilderness of West Virginia. I also love to spend time in the high desert of New Mexico. Both places of natural wonder open me to God. Confronted with the magnificence and starkness of the landscape and the infinite variety of creation, […]

Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand.


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

Fountain Fullness and Good Stewardship

Post by Mary van Balen And since the nature of goodness is to diffuse itself… the Father is the fountain-fullness of goodness.        Ilia Delio Yet access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise […]

July 07, 2017 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Nature and spirituality. Tags: Bonaventure, Ilia Delio, Pope Francis, standing rock, and water. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Love is always there.

~Gerald May

Seek out a tree and
let it teach you stillness.

~Eckhart Tolle

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is…

Today’s post is by Mary van Balen Hank is one of my favorite people. I don’t know him well, but I’m getting there. At the end of most work days I stop and talk with him on my way out. We talk about politics and religion despite conventional wisdom that warns against it. He shares […]

July 07, 2017 by Mary van Balen
Categories: Contemplative Living, Contemplative Spirituality, Nature and spirituality, and Prayer. Tags: Grace, mystery, rain, and worry. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Travel as Prayer

Today’s post is by Anita Davidson To celebrate my 60th and her 30th birthday, my daughter and I took a trip to Ireland and Lithuania. Ireland because I’ve always wanted to go there and Lithuania because my maternal grandparents emigrated from there to the US. It was my first trip “across the pond” and I […]

June 06, 2017 by Anita Davidson 1 Comment
Categories: Nature and spirituality, Non-duality, Pilgrimage, and Prayer. Tags: Ireland, Newgrange, thin place, and travel. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

You cannot step into the same river twice,
for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.