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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

 

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.

Perhaps the most difficult stranger to welcome
is the one who lives inside us.

~Mirabai Starr

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

~Pema Chödrön

All that is necessary is
to have a soul united within itself.

~Martin Buber

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There must be always remaining in every life,
some place for the singing of angels,
some place for that which in itself
is breathless and beautiful.

~Howard Thurman

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The Spiritual Practice of Reaching Out

Today’s post is by Jeff Nelson It began with a quick moment of inspiration. I’d just finished reading a book chapter written by a friend and colleague, and was so struck by their words that I logged onto Facebook and left a note of appreciation on their wall. This might not sound like a big […]

November 11, 2016 by Jeff Nelson 1 Comment
Categories: Self Compassion, spiritual growth, and spirituality in community. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.

Post Election Reflections from Shalem Leaders

In light of the dismay and fear many are sensing this week, we wanted to share a few brief remarks from Shalem leaders in the wake of Tuesday’s election results. Margaret Benefiel: In my wrestling with the election results, I sense we will certainly need to seek deep contemplative grounding to live faithfully through these next […]