|A Cottage by the Sea||
Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.
Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen to what it intends to do with you.
…contemplation is any way one has of penetrating illusion and touching reality.
Parker Palmer, quoted in www.cac.org
When we forget that politics is about weaving a fabric of compassion and justice on which everyone can depend, the first to suffer are the most vulnerable among us—our children, our elderly, our mentally ill, our poor, and our homeless. As they suffer, so does the integrity of our democracy.
Parker Palmer, quoted by Richard Rohr in www.ccc.org
If the unexamined life is not worth living, it’s equally true that the unlived life is not worth examining.
If you hold a healthy awareness of your own mortality, your eyes will be opened to the grandeur and glory of life, and that will evoke all of the virtues I’ve named, as well as those I haven’t, such as hope, generosity, and gratitude.
In times of deep darkness, we not only need light—we need to BE light for one another.
Parker Palmer, posted on Face Book