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The spiritual journey is one of
becoming real.

~Sue Monk Kidd

 

Categories: Contemplative Spirituality, Prayer, and spiritual growth. Tags: journey. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

When We Listen to the Bell

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef My first introduction to a meditation bell or singing bowl was at my first Shalem staff meeting over four years ago. I clearly remember hearing it ring out—the warm vibrations had an immediate calming influence. It seemed the obvious and natural way to lead us into silence, even though […]

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

 

Maybe, sometimes,
in the midst of things going terribly wrong,
something is going just right.

~Gerald May

 

Categories: Continuous Prayer, Loss, Prayer, and Self Compassion. Tags: Gerald May and Jerry May. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

Breathing is an act of prayer.

~Frank Waters

Categories: Prayer and Spiritual Deepening. Tags: breath prayer, breathing, and quote. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

What you seek
is seeking you.

~Rumi

Be Active and Know

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson To help him with his schoolwork, we’ve purchased several fidget cubes for our son. If you aren’t familiar with these, they are small six-sided objects, each side with a series of buttons to press, switches to click, balls to roll with your thumb, and so on. They were born […]

March 03, 2017 by Jeff Nelson
Categories: Body Prayer and Prayer. Tags: active, children, labyrinth, prayer, and presence. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

For prayer is nothing else
than being on terms of friendship with God.

~Teresa of Ávila

Categories: Continuous Prayer, Non-duality, and Prayer. Tags: Friendship, God, prayer, and teresa of avila. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.