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Aging and the Wisdom of Trees “From wonder into wonder, existence opens.” —Lao Tzu I dreaded turning sixty. For months before my birthday, I imagined a fire-breathing dragon lurking around the corner, waiting to …
F is for Faith Faith rarely comes to us whole; mostly it comes in pieces, sometimes in tiny fragments, especially when life feels broken. Sometimes faith is lost altogether in the breaking. When children are massa…
"B" Is for Beauty “To participate in Beauty is to come into the presence of the Holy." — John O’Donohue Beauty as a Holy Sanctuary Beauty is a holy sanctuary where heaven and earth greet each…
Christmas and the Great Pregnancy During Advent, we wait for Christmas in the glow of burning candles: flames that stretch up into the darkness, as if in passionate plea. Our spirits burn, too, for we long for fresh manifestations o…
"A" Is for Attention "Pay attention. Stay awake and totally alert. See with receptive eyes and discover a world of ceaseless wonders." — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Spiritual Literacy ‚Äč Atten…
"H" is for Hope To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. —Audrey Hepburn To plant a garden is to practice hope. When we dare to plant a garden — and it does take daring! — we embody the kind of …
B is for Being Present “The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you’re worrying about whether you’re hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that…
Let Us Drink a Cup of Tea Yes, the world may aspire to vacuousness, lost souls mourn beauty, insignificance surrounds us. Then let us drink a cup of tea. Silence descends, one hears the wind outside, autumn leaves rustle …
Embracing a Beautiful God Explores the spiritual practice of beauty through everyday experiences.
C Is for Compassion “Through compassion, we conquer the numbness and the daze which keeps us closed off from the messes and miseries of the world.” — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spiritual Literacy …