I am returning to the theme of wanting, too much, to help. Can I help? In my encounter with someone, I care for and am paying attention to. I identify with the struggle that is apparently, to me, going on with you. I immediately relate to something I have experienced. I begin to formulate and present aContinue reading “I know Exactly What you Need”
Right now, are you here? Are you conscious of the ground beneath your feet, the in-and-outness of your breath, the beating of your heart? Do you notice the brilliance of your fingers that wrap perfectly around a pen? Are you aware of the brother or sister who sits next to you in your office orContinue reading “Are you Here?”
The appetites of the natural self, lead me to experience enough anguish and despair that ultimately compel me to surrender. After I’ve surrendered I experience true freedom.
Those who do not want mercy never seek it. It is better to find God on the threshold of despair than to risk our lives in a complacency that has never felt the need of forgiveness. A life that is without problems may literally be more hopeless than one that always verges on despair.” ThomasContinue reading ““Only the man who has had to face despair is really convinced that he needs mercy.”
This ramble was inspired by an interaction with a lovely soul, with whom I only encounter on social media. A hashtag on her post #wastedlove, cut me to the core. My immediate response was to comment. No love is wasted, it’s painful when unwanted. It was impromptu and from my heart. From the prayer of SaintContinue reading “Love is never wasted”
This is an excerpt from Pema Chodron’s Book The Places That Scare You It is particularly pertinent to me today Do I Choose All too frequently we relate like timid birds who don’t dare to leave the nest. Here we sit in a nest that’s getting pretty smelly and that hasn’t served it’s function forContinue reading “Do I Choose?”
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”
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”