Things We Need

By Thomas Merton, from Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander The things we really need come to us as only as gifts, and in order to receive them as gifts we have to be open. In order to be open, we have to renounce ourselves, in a sense, we have to die to our image of ourselves,Continue reading “Things We Need”

What I find Exquisite

Exquisite I have an inkling, of what exquisite is, however, I am struck by not knowing the word’s definition. I found that as an adjective exquisite is described as, extremely beautiful and typically delicate. This is very close, if not exactly what the word means to me. It also may describe a feeling, that useContinue reading “What I find Exquisite”

Deliberate

adjective dəˈlib(ə)rət/ 1. done consciously and intentionally. “a deliberate attempt to provoke conflict” verb diˈlibəˌrāt/ 1. engage in long and careful consideration. “she deliberated over the menu” What are you doing? Are you even paying attention? Are you not doing as good as “your best”? Are you being less than honest? What is your intention?Continue reading “Deliberate”

“Seriousness” and “Achievement”

In our society, a society of business rooted in puritanism, based on a pseudoethic industriousness and thrift, to be rewarded by comfort, pleasure and a good bank account, the myth of work is thought to justify an existence that is essentially meaningless and futile.   There is, then, a great deal of busy-ness as peopleContinue reading ““Seriousness” and “Achievement””

Books by Patricia Furstenberg

Travel, History, Fiction and Dogs

11thofsummer Blogs!

Asian. Awkward. Introvert. Shhh!

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Ursus Art

Artworks by artist Eva Mout

Wishing Tree

healing - connecting - empowering - thriving

I Know I Made You Smile

cartoons/humor/fiction/nonfiction

Happily Lover

Happily Ever After

Humoring the Goddess

Croning My Way Through Life

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom