Choose to be grateful 


Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment.
It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which
I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.


Quote: HENRI NOUWEN
Image: unknown

Inspiration — Monday’s Door

Sometimes Monday’s door calls for bright, warm colors.
An image that can hopefully inspire fresh energy as a new week begins!


Door of the day… (Italy Pinterest)

Holy places – Sunday’s Door

 

Holy places can be found in the most unsuspecting places. These are places that feel sacred as you approach.
Do we go by these places each day without taking a moment to notice?

If the day allows, note your surroundings. What can you find that draws you as sacred space?


Door of the day… Mystical doorway France (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)

Morning Light 


For the morning light and its irresistible dawning, for you untamable utterances of life in boundless stretches of space and the strength of the waves of the sea

I give you thank, O God.

Release in me the power of your Spirit that my soul may be free and my spirit strong.

Release in me the freedom of your Spirit that I may be bridled by nothing but love

that I may be bridled only by love.


Quote — John Philip Newell

Image – “Reverse Sunrise” Bruce Stambaugh 2016

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.