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

~Thomas Merton

The Power of Being Present

Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef “Hello? Are you there, Dad?” I am awakened from my thoughts by my youngest child poking me, as I had apparently gone somewhere else while playing a game with her. This is a less common experience than it used to be, but still happens from time to time. We […]

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Categories: Self Compassion and spiritual growth. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

How Good to Center Down!

Today’s post is from the writings of Howard Thurman How good it is to center down! To sit quietly and see one’s self pass by! The streets of our minds seethe with endless traffic; Our spirits resound with clashing, with noisy silences, While something deep within hungers and thirsts for the still moment and the […]

Today is a most unusual day,

because we have never lived it before;

we will never live it again;

it is the only day we have.

~William Arthur Ward

Categories: spiritual growth. Tags: beginnings, newyear, and today. Formats: Monday Moment and Quote. Interest Areas: Monday Moments.

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, […]

The secret of human freedom is to act well,
without attachment to the results.

~The Bhagavad Gita

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.

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

~Thomas Merton