It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
God seems to have hidden holiness and wholeness in a secret place where only the humble will find it. Rohr
1. Begin by taking a few moments to look at the other person and realize how dear they are to you.
2. Take three breaths, just looking at the other person and feeling their true presence.
3. As you open your arms to hug the other person, breathe consciously and hug with all your body, mind and heart. “Breathing in, I know my dear one is here in my arms, alive. Breathing out, s/he is so precious to me.”
from Thich Nhat Hanh’s introduction to Beginning Anew by Sister Chan Khong
A mind filled with love can be likened to the sky with a variety of clouds moving through it….some light and fluffy, other ominous and threatening. No matter the situation, the sky is not affected by the clouds. It is free. Sharon Salzburg
Life and grace seem to move us along, often without our notice, toward greater maturity, inclusivity, and non-dual wisdom. Rohr
“Franciscan prayer is not an escape from the world but an entrance into it. We become conscious in prayer of how much the world is with us and we are in the world.” –Ilia Delio, Franciscan Prayer