Stay close

Stay close to anything
that makes you glad you are alive.
HAFIZ

Good morning… body and soul


thank you, Bushi Yamato Damashii

More on gratitude …

Today’s invitation

 

As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it.
And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it.


Quote: BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST
PHOTO: BILL WILLIAMS

 

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St. Francis today

We should seek not so much to pray
but to become prayer.

Francis of Assisi

As we move through this week carrying shock from the weekend events in Las Vegas, many questions are asked – how do we share this deep grief of the loss and pain suffered, why would this happen, what can we do to make certain this does not happen again?

How do we pray? What can we do? Change – takes time and great patience. Each small step builds toward making a larger impact.

St. Francis offers some insight. May our prayer be woven within our actions. May our actions be led by prayer.

We Are Here

The table where you ate

For your sake we are here, not for our own.
Why should I ever complain about working in the shop where you did?
And the table, earth, where are you ate – isn’t that enough for me?
Your legs stretched out across every particle of space I might ever encounter;
the wise could build monuments here because of this.
If my senses were less dull the scent of your breath would enter me,
For you exhaled something of your soul into this world, and what you do does last.
For your sake, Beloved, we are here, not for our own,
no matter what directions our thoughts and actions may turn.
When dawn pulls the veil from my eye,
The scent of your breath will enter me forever,
and lift every sail.


Quote: A Year with Hafiz- Daily Contemplations
Daniel Landinsky

Image: Playa del amor, México
(National Geographic)

Beauty

Beauty is the harvest of presence.


Quote- David Whyte