|A Cottage by the Sea||
What can I give to the world? I’m receiving so much. Is bringing my awareness to this place a gift? Does the loving-kindness meditation I send daily have an effect? Is it necessary to give if there is no boundary between us?
You have a book? Then read it, reflect on what it says, and apply the words to yourself.
Theophan the Recluse
One way to frame our days on this beautiful planet, one way to think of our life’s work is to imagine the ways we can be a blessing to others.
Br. Mark Brown, SSJE
It is a great relief when, for a few moments in the day we can retire to our chamber and be completely true to ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.
Br. David Steindl-Rast, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin.
The individualistic ‘success’ culture that now surrounds us has leached into the soul of humanity. A deep sense of not hitting the target is endemic.
Celtic Daily Prayer