Exploring time off… Friday’s door 


Thankful for Friday, people awaken ready to look past the workday. Desks are cleared early and highways jam with hunger – hunger for freedom from the clock.

We are so accustomed to days that are filled with scheduled hours and minutes. So who is surprised that we often over-schedule ‘time-off’, leading us to places ‘familiar’. Places we find within our own circle of travel.

When you can feel ‘free from the clock’ take time to explore… never know what you might find!


Door of the day… (Bakery in Madrid, Pinterest)

to be aware

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What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness
~ Jelaluddin Rumi

 

 

 

Contemplative Monk

A little crooked

A little crooked- yet this door brings delight and welcome.
It is good for the soul to practice gratitude in the midst of our imperfection.
Life offers beauty and delight throughout its crooked path.
A great way to move through each day… practice gratitude.


‘Door of the day’… (Pinterest)

Listening to the quiet – Sunday’s Door

Door of the day… (Tintern Abby in South Wales)

No doors to close or ceilings to contain – room for the wind and spirit to move, drawing seekers near. On faith we enter this sacred space.

Through it may we find renewal and inspiration.

“I can hear the hush.” – reflection on my Facebook page  as I shared this morning’s ‘door’. Recently I have come noticed more postings with quotes having about silence. Silence and its ability to calm and heal the unsettled heart. 

We are living in a time when unsettled hearts are too common. Seek the places/moments where a hush can be heard. May the brief quiet bring calm. 

Sunday’s door 

 

Standing before these two doors I can’t help but smile. They are unique both in color and shape. Passing through either door could feel like the beginning of an adventure.
We wake to another day filled with choices. Whether routine or unexpected – choices are always before us.

They can feel overwhelming – maybe because the choices we make are often held close to keep the options near (in case we change our minds). But like the passing of a minute, making one choice moves us forward on a unique path. It is best to follow that path with a lighter load.

May today’s choices feel settling and even bring delight.

 


Doors- Tokyo (Pinterest)

Live in the present…

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Live in the present.
Do the things that need to be done.
Do all the good you can each day.
The future will unfold.
PEACE PILGRIM

 In the midst of chaos there is a common cry… what can we do? Over the last few weeks an energy has stirred. An energy of shared inspiration and a vision for action. I am reminded of my college years when we were vocal about reducing nuclear arms – vocal and active. We knew the danger  and we marched to make a difference.

Today we know so much more. We can get information anytime, anywhere. Scary things are surfacing. Things that  we suspected back in the 80s but only now see their truth before us. While living through this unsettling change, seeds of distrust are being planted to separate us.

And so, what must we do to believe in one another and believe we can make a difference? Action is called for. In the public square and our neighborhoods. No answer will come to us with ease. As the work is demanding how do we gather energy and find Peace?

One idea- balance the hard work with kindness and acts of compassion.

‘Do all the good you can each day. For the future will unfold.’


Quote – Peace Pilgrim
Image – unknown

It’s been a long day

to fly…

Live & Learn

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Such longing.
How large
the muscles in our shoulders must be
to lift our wings even a single time.

~ David Romtvedt, closing lines to “Dilemmas of the Angels: Flight,” Dilemmas of the Angels: Poems


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