|A Cottage by the Sea||
In a crowd we are simultaneously taking in the density and direction of the people around us, and by trying to get to our own destinations as efficiently as possible, we intuitively observe the same rules of motion as those of swallows, herring, and ants.
The results of many years of general negative thinking are seldom corrected in a few days.
To see oneness, it is necessary to see from oneness, with the eye of the heart, not the binary skew of the mind.
Cynthia Bourgeault, quoted in Meditations@cac.org
Heartbreak and hope are not mutually exclusive. We can be angry and sad and filled with longing for something we cannot have, and simultaneously we can be grateful for what we’ve got—aware for reasons we’d never choose, of what really matters and what doesn’t.
Lennon Flowers, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
No matter how unattractive or how dangerous the road ahead may be, it is better than the road back.
When people are bent over with the weight of suffering, they need from us only our presence.
Daniel Homan OSB and Lonni Collins Pratt
When we agree to live simply, we put ourselves outside of others’ ability to buy us off, reward us falsely, or control us by money, status, salary, punishment, and loss or gain of anything.
As you announce peace with your mouth, make sure that greater peace is in your hearts. . . . For we have been called to heal wounds, to bind up the broken, and to call home any who have lost their way.
Francis of Assisi