|A Cottage by the Sea||
All attempts to explain what was happening proved pointless. I have since found it most productive to just live life and let people draw their own conclusions.
The image of the Beloved suddenly
lifted its head from the heart.
Like the moon from the horizon,
like a flower from a branch.
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
I know now that the purer and simpler my heart is, the more clearly I will see—wherever I am.
The contemplative life must provide and area, a space of liberty, of silence, in which possibilities are allowed to surface and new choices—beyond routine choice—become manifest.