To hear the prayer of one is to hear the prayer of all. To heed the prayer for one is to answer the call for all. Everyone has walked through the doors of Grace and is enveloped, in love. Everyone.
"In a society at war with man and nature, a religion of peace and love might be fantasized into creed, rituals & otherworlds while it's professed adherent continue to live [in a way that doesn't support it]. ~ Jim Corbett (Goatwalking) "Everything is Love" is a mantra that's begun to grate on my nerves. It's... Continue Reading →
The loneliness is immense, rounded, like a halo. Maybe it's holy, too. I wonder if it spills from me like the milk from the moon. Lighting the way, maybe a companion of itself. It's lighter than the Other responsibility but somehow bigger. Not peace-less yet not a piece of anything puzzled or... Continue Reading →
I'm reading a book called Benediction by Kent Haruf. It's one of those that I'm forcing myself to finish for reasons I can't comprehend. It's annoying. Damn-near all dialogue and not a single quotation mark. There's a scene in which a preacher pisses off his congregation by suggesting that loving thine enemy and turning the... Continue Reading →
I never hungered for food as a child. I starved, though, for the love of my mother--something beyond the loneliness in the emotional sea between us and the actual fear of her ferocity. I thought it'd be in the cupboard of good grades, good behavior (and the occasional hope the connection would be found in... Continue Reading →
To take responsibility empowers you to do something about whatever it is that's hindering you. As long as we blame, as long as we avoid or deny, we are removed from the realm of possibility and power to do something about our lives. ~ John Daido Loori There is a prevading myth that is... Continue Reading →
A couple of days I ago, I popped back onto Twitter and saw this nifty nugget: This world seems to be designed to give you all the reasons NOT to love , so go against the grain and love. My response: I view it as designed with infinite reasons and ways to love. 🙂 It's... Continue Reading →
'A man never rises so high — as when he knows not whither he is going.' ~ Oliver Cromwell And learning to trust over and over and over and over and... On July 23, I was invited to come live in Sonoma, California, at a retreat center. I met the owner of the place during... Continue Reading →