Category Archives: Spirituality

Bring Home

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

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Merton Had No Idea

“We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and to create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in order to cater to them with the …

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May You Be Content

Prayer of St. Thérèse of Lisieux May today there be peace within.May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been …

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Light

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~Aaron Rose —•— “Once in a while you get shown the light / in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” ~Robert Hunter (source)(YouTube)

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Things Exploded

“You can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under them.” ~Ray Bradbury, in Fahrenheit 451 And that reminded me of this: I never knew that things explodedI only found it out when I was down upon my kneesLooking for my …

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Never Too Late

“It is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view. When you flip the switch in that …

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A Thousand Desires

Zen Speaks: Shouts of Nothingness by Tsai Chih Chung, ©1994, is a wonderful little book of illustrated Zen and Tao parables. The illustrations don’t add a lot to understanding, but they make it a little friendlier. I recommend it.

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Light

via Draw & Wings

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Teacher/Learn

“I keep looking for one more teacher, only to find that fish learn from the water and birds learn from the sky.”  ~ Mark Nepo

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And It Cripples Us

“Every cell in the body is continuously changing. Thoughts and emotions rise and fall away unceasingly. When we’re thinking that we’re competent or that we’re hopeless– what are we basing it on? On this fleeting moment? On yesterday’s success or failure? We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. …

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On In Out

“Turn on, tune in, drop out.”  ~Dr. Timothy Leary Excerpt from Dr. Timothy Leary’s autobiography Flashbacks, ©1983: “Turn on” meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers engaging them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. “Tune in” …

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