|A Cottage by the Sea||
Over our striving, our rooms, our houses; the beautiful ritual of the rain falling against the window, the voice of the wind, makes us remember a journey older than thought, deeper than death, a triumph, secret ascension of love.
By allowing inward change, while at the same time simplifying our external life, spirituality serves as our greatest single resource for changing our centuries-old trajectory of violence and division.
Wayne Teasdale, quoted in www.cac.org
When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurry world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign, is Solitude.
Many of us stay away from suffering people because we’re not really sure what to say, what to give. But I realize now that it’s enough to just be with them.
Detachment from the world’s idea of what is good or proper is an absolute requisite in order to be one’s own person.
Homogeneity is a comfort only for those for whom it is built. For the rest of us, it is destabilizing not unlike trying to hid a beach ball under the water with your entire body.
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky that is the interior of the soul.
If you have been thinking that outer conditions are stronger than you are, say to yourself: “Tail ways dog”—and immediately reverse the belief.