“There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you — just reach deep into yourself!”
The Indwelling One is our prosperity. We can water the seeds of peace in ourselves and others so it may prosper and flourish.
“O people of the Light, awaken to the knowledge that lives within you! Do you know your destiny- to be a light unto the worlds, a bearer of peace and harmony?”—Psalm 107
We are made, the scriptures of all religions assure us, in the image of God. Nothing can change our original goodness. Whatever mistakes we have made in the past, whatever problems we may have in the present, in every one of us the uncreated spark in the soul remains untouched, ever pure, ever perfect. Even if we try with all our might to douse or hide it, it is always ready to set our personality ablaze with light.”—Eknath Easwaran, p. 260, “Words to Live By”, Nilgiri Press
Let there be peace on earth. May we all move towards the One in whatever paths we are on, leading up the same mountain!
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“Come, Spirit who makes a home in us.
Draw us to the treasures of your dwelling.
Reveal to us the inner journey of love.”
” May I Have This Dance?”, Ave Maria Press
My friend, Christine, made this beautiful wreath for me one Advent. This photo was taken after an interfaith Taize gathering I had in my home. I have made this into a greeting card with Joyce Rupp’s permission.
found a “nest” at the beach.
decided to digitally collage a lamb from a Christmas nativity scene
the lamb keeping vigil with Baby Jesus
as the center “pearl” reminded me of the Christ child
and our heart’s inner nest
of our vital breath
reminded me to watch what takes away from life
from the present moment
to notice the distractions that
take away from life’s goals