Tag: contemplation

looking forward

I recently came across a wonderful set of cards that serve to both highlight and showcase the beauty in our world, as well as to inspire with thoughtful words for reflection and contemplation. Each card has a theme printed on a picture of a… Continue Reading “looking forward”

tending our gardens

Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells And pretty maids all in a row.  – Mother Goose The world is changing. Our communities are changing. Our individual lives are changing. How are we tending our gardens in… Continue Reading “tending our gardens”

Poems from the Circle — flashlight batteries – poetry

Hello everyone. The times we are all in challenge us in many ways. One of the ways I’ve been navigating my experience is to participate in a writing circle, lead and facilitated by Ali Grimshaw, from Flashlight Batteries. I am grateful that she chose… Continue Reading “Poems from the Circle — flashlight batteries – poetry”

leading ourselves

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained. – Helen Keller Each of us is responsible – individually – for ourselves. We lead ourselves, whether or not… Continue Reading “leading ourselves”

the beauty of poetry

Dear Readers… I hope this post finds you well, as you continue to navigate this period of time we are experiencing collectively. We are finding our way forward in different ways. For many of us, writing is one of the tools we have and… Continue Reading “the beauty of poetry”

what we cannot see

Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. – Elizabeth Gilbert It can be said, that some among us fear that which we cannot see. It can also be said, that… Continue Reading “what we cannot see”

unmoored

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.” ― Andre Gide It may seem odd that I would begin a post with this quote. However, where we are, collectively in this part of our… Continue Reading “unmoored”

small things

On my desk sits a quote on a piece of pottery that is cradled on a small stand. Made by a local beloved potter, it is a special piece. I am a lover of quotes and when I saw this one years ago, it… Continue Reading “small things”

one step, then another

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.  – Thomas Merton… Continue Reading “one step, then another”

where to begin?

“The urgency for a radical change in consciousness seems to grow every day.”  – Eckhart Tolle The well worn and know by many adage, “we are living in extraordinary times” seems to have taken on additional meaning in the last few months. Many times,… Continue Reading “where to begin?”

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