Keep Love Whole

 

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”

—Vera Nazarian, “The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration”

 

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Repetition does not have to be boring

 

repetition can give beautiful structure
and an orderedness
can bring comfort

the repetition of a positive phrase, mantra,
can have the effect of stilling the mind
of de-cluttering the mind
of polishing the soul
of reflecting the world the way it is
of seeing the truth
not distorted
of feeling God’s presence
of practicing concentration

repetition of a good habit or practice
can be like steady nailing of your boat,
so when the storms come,
you will have a solid boat
you won’t sink




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New Frontiers

 

“Ideally, a human life should be a constant pilgrimage of discovery.  The most exciting discoveries happen at the frontiers.  When you come to know something new, you come closer to yourself and to the world.  Discovery enlarges and refines your sensibility.  When you discover something, you transfigure some of the forsakenness of the world.”

—John O’Donohue, “Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong”




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Evening Prayer

 

Evening Prayer

Some friends came over tonight to sing/chant.

One of the first chants we did was something I heard at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California:

“O Word of God, come into this space.
O Word of God, come send us your grace.
Open our minds, show us your truth.
Transform our lives anew.”

May all who are suffering be comforted.
May all be healed.
May all be happy and at peace.
Deep peace.




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A Song

 

“All life has emptiness at its core; it is the quiet hollow reed through which the wind of God blows and makes the music that is our life.  Without that emptiness, we are clogged and unable to give birth to music, love, or kindness.  All creation springs from emptiness: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form, and void…”

-WayneMuller, “Sabbath, Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives”, p.51




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Influence

 

I have found that surrounding myself by supportive people can give me much strength when I am feeling weak. The collective group energy can be very palpable. When I don’t have enough concentration, sitting with a community can be very beneficial. When I don’t have any devotion, attending a devotional gathering can open my heart. There is a catching influence.

 

“Who shall set a limit to the influence of a human being? ”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson




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