Wednesday, February 25, 2015

revealed

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

-e.e. cummings

Baltimore


Sunday, February 22, 2015

loyalty

There is no authentic God experience that does not situate you in the world in a different way. After an encounter with Presence you see things differently, and it gives you the security to be free from your usual loyalties: the system that you have lived in, your economics, and your tribe. Your screen of life expands exponentially.

-Father Richard Rohr

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

now, here

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.

-James Joyce, Ulysses

Washington Monument, Baltimore


Sunday, January 11, 2015

NO

One way to come to say yes is to say no to everything that does not nourish and entice our secret inner life out into the world.

- David Whyte

Friday, January 09, 2015

a view


embody

Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.

- Parker J. Palmer

winter




Sunday, January 04, 2015

dignity

We want to create a context of dignity for suffering people. To do so, it is essential to put our fingers on the pulse of our own hearts and make sure our own context of dignity is intact.

-Roshi Joan Halifax